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How long does the Paragard IUD last?

Once in place, Paragard provides continuous pregnancy prevention for up to 10 years but can be removed by a healthcare provider at any time sooner if you decide you want to get pregnant. After removal, the effects of Paragard are immediately reversible.

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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,