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How is the Paragard IUD placed?

Paragard is placed in your uterus by a healthcare provider during a routine office visit. Placement is non-surgical and typically takes a few minutes.

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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  • 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