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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, your ability to get pregnant will return immediately.

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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