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How is the Paragard IUD removed?

Paragard removal is done by a healthcare provider during a routine office visit and typically takes a few minutes.

To remove Paragard, your healthcare provider will use an instrument to grasp the exposed threads of Paragard and pull downward to remove Paragard.

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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,