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What is the Paragard IUD made of?

The plastic “T” frame of Paragard is made of polyethylene and barium sulfate. The frame is wrapped with a thin layer of copper around the arms and stem. Two thin monofilament polyethylene threads are attached to the bottom. Paragard is not made with natural rubber latex.

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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,