PARAGARD is a form of birth control known as an intrauterine device (IUD).
It’s the only IUD that’s completely hormone free.
PARAGARD is a “T” shaped device made of soft, flexible plastic and copper (176 mg of copper wire wrapped on the vertical stem of the“T” shaped frame, and a 68.7 mg copper collar on each horizontal arm).
PARAGARD is over 99% effective and completely hormone free. It helps prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, but your healthcare professional can remove it at any time.
PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Do not use PARAGARD if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily, or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease.