Paragard works using just 1 simple active ingredient—copper—instead of hormones.
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 like Paragard won’t prevent a woman’s natural menstrual cycle* or stop the body from ovulating each month.
Did You Know?
Paragard is an FDA approved copper IUD that’s been clinically proven safe for over 30 years.