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What if I change my mind and want to become pregnant?

If you decide you want to get pregnant, you can ask your healthcare provider to remove Paragard at any time. After removal, your ability to get pregnant will return immediately.

  • 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