What is Paragard?

Paragard is a small, 100% hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It works differently using one simple active ingredient—copper—instead of hormones. Once in place, it provides continuous pregnancy prevention for as little or as long as you want—up to 10 years.

  • 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