Is Paragard abortifacient?

The available evidence supports that Paragard does not disrupt pregnancy and is not an abortifacient. The copper in Paragard works to prevent sperm from reaching the egg and fertilizing it and may also prevent implantation.

  • 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