Hormonal birth control methods alter how the body functions in many different ways. So when a woman chooses a hormone-free birth control method, what are the benefits?
No hormone-related side effects:
Because Paragard is 100% hormone free, it doesn’t cause hormone-related side effects.
Doesn’t prevent a natural menstrual cycle*:
Unlike some hormonal birth control methods, Paragard won’t prevent a woman’s natural menstrual cycle* each month.
Doesn’t stop ovulation:
Unlike most hormonal birth control methods, Paragard does not stop a woman from ovulating each month.
Because Paragard doesn’t stop ovulation, if a woman decides she wants to get pregnant, she can have Paragard removed by her healthcare provider and her ability to get pregnant will return immediately.
*Periods with Paragard may become heavier and longer with spotting in between. Bleeding may be heavier than usual at first.