Who might use PARAGARD?

Find out why PARAGARD may be appropriate for these women who live life on their terms*

The Planner*

"A new baby doesn't fit into my life plan, so I need birth control that works."

  • Champion planner; an unplanned pregnancy isn't her style
  • She's pretty sure her family is complete
  • Open to an IUD
  • Not looking to manage her cycle
  • Birth control used: fertility awareness-based methods, withdrawal

Her terms:

Highly effective birth control—interested in hormone-free options

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The Multitasker*

"I don't want added hormones in my food—or my birth control. I'm busy and don't want a method with a daily routine."

  • Tries to eat hormone-free food to fuel her super busy life
  • Interested in birth spacing
  • Open to an IUD, but interested in maintaining her period
  • Not looking to manage her cycle
  • Birth control used: oral contraception, but now wants to consider hormone-free options

Her terms:

Reversible, hormone-free contraception with no daily routine

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The Go-getter*

"I have goals in life and I don't want anything to get in my way. I want highly effective birth control that I can afford."

  • Always striving to better herself
  • Sexually active, and doesn't want kids any time soon
  • Concerned about having a device inserted into her body, may need counseling, interested in hormone-free options
  • Birth control used: hormonal oral contraception, condoms, withdrawal; history of hormonal emergency contraception use after birth control failure

Her terms:

Highly effective contraception that her healthcare professional recommends for her

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*Not actual patients. For illustrative purposes only.

INDICATION

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.

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.
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