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Is the copper in the Paragard IUD safe?

Paragard is a copper-containing IUD that’s been FDA approved for over 30 years. You should not use Paragard if you have Wilson’s disease (a disorder in how the body handles copper) or an allergy to copper.

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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,