PARAGARD Expert Education ResourcesTM (PEER) Speaker Program
PARAGARD Expert Education ResourcesTM (PEER) offers speaker programs led by our trained,
experienced healthcare professionals. Enhance your understanding of PARAGARD placement, removal, and patient counseling by attending
one of our live or web-cast programs.
To learn more or attend an upcoming program, fill out our request
Placement training: a hands-on, skills-based training on the proper placement and removal technique for PARAGARD. Clinicians
will learn how to avoid common errors and practice their skills using training models
Best practices for patient-centered counseling: an engaging and interactive program where clinicians will learn how to apply
best practices for patient-centered counseling in order to identify patients who may be right for PARAGARD
PARAGARD is indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 10 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who are pregnant or may be pregnant as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
- PARAGARD must not be used by women who have acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or current behavior suggesting a high risk of PID; have had a postpregnancy or postabortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; have an infection of the cervix; have an allergy to any component; or have Wilson’s disease.
- The most common side effects of PARAGARD are heavier and longer periods and spotting between periods; for most women, these typically subside after 2 to 3 months.
- If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for pregnancy.
- Some possible serious complications that have been associated with intrauterine contraceptives, including PARAGARD, are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
Click here for the full Prescribing Information for PARAGARD.