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How is the Paragard IUD placed?

Paragard is placed in your uterus by a healthcare provider during a routine, nonsurgical office visit.

To place Paragard, your healthcare provider will:

  • Slide a plastic tube containing Paragard into your uterus
  • Remove the tube, leaving Paragard inside your uterus
  • Trim the threads so they are just long enough for you to feel with your fingers when doing a self-check

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Paragard is a hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years using copper.


  • Don't use Paragard if you are or may be pregnant, have fibroids, a pelvic infection including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), get infections easily, certain cancers, unexplained bleeding, Wilson's disease,