How effective is Paragard at preventing pregnancy?

Paragard is over 99% effective—more effective than any other hormone-free birth control method*—and most hormonal methods, it is one of the most effective methods of birth control available.

*Excluding sterilization.

  • Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection or certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain or if Paragard comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Continue reading