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How long does Paragard 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, your ability to get pregnant will return immediately.

  • Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection or certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • 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