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How effective is the Paragard IUD 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.

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  • IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers, a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID. Continue reading
  • 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