Paragard works using just 1 simple active ingredient—copper.
Paragard works by preventing the sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg and may also prevent implantation.
Birth Control 101
How Birth Control Works
Hormonal Birth Control
Some hormonal birth control methods work by altering a woman’s natural menstrual cycle and stop the body from ovulating each month.
Non-Hormonal Birth Control
Non-hormonal birth control methods won’t prevent a woman’s natural menstrual cycle or stop the body from ovulating each month.
Did You Know?
Paragard is the only copper IUD that’s been FDA approved for over 30 years.