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Will my partner or I be able to feel the Paragard IUD during sex?

Since Paragard is placed in the uterus, not in the vagina, you and your partner should not be able to feel Paragard during sex. Sometimes your partner may feel the threads. If this occurs, or if intercourse is painful, you should speak with your healthcare provider.

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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,