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What does the Paragard IUD look like?

Paragard is a small, T-shaped IUD (intrauterine device)—also known as an IUS (intrauterine system)—made of soft, flexible plastic wrapped with a thin layer of copper around the arms and stem. Two thin white threads are attached to the stem (lower end) of Paragard.

Not actual size.

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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,