About Paragard®

Use in the Widest Range of Women

According to CDC recommendations, Paragard may be used with no restrictions in over 20 medical conditions1
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Proven >99% Efficacy

Paragard is over 99% effective — more effective than any other hormone-free birth control option — and most hormonal options*†
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Birth Control Options

Pregnancy Prevention for
Up to 10 Years

Paragard is the longest-lasting reversible birth control method available

Immediately Reversible
Whenever She Decides

Paragard can be removed at year 1, year 10, or anytime in between and patients can
start trying to conceive the same day it’s removed

100% Hormone Free

Talk to her about hormone and hormone-free options. Did you know, two-thirds of women have concerns with hormones in their birth control, but over 50% of women used them anyway and 43% of women were interested in learning more about hormone-free options?3,4
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High Patient Satisfaction

94% of women using Paragard have reported satisfaction at 3 and 6 months post-placement2
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How Does Paragard
Work?

Paragard uses 1 simple active ingredient—copper—to prevent pregnancy. Copper enhances contraceptive efficacy by
interfering with sperm transport and fertilization, possibly
preventing implantation.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson’s disease. Continue reading

Indication

Paragard is a copper-containing IUS (intrauterine system) indicated for the prevention of pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Important Safety Information

  • Paragard must not be used by women who had a post-pregnancy or post-abortion uterine infection in the past 3 months; have cancer of the uterus or cervix; acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of the cervix; an allergy to any component (including copper); or Wilson's disease.
  • If a woman misses her period, she must be promptly evaluated for ectopic pregnancy.
  • Possible serious complications that have been associated with IUSs are PID, embedment, perforation of the uterus, and expulsion.
  • Paragard must not be used by pregnant women as this can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or infertility.
  • Menstrual cycles may become heavier and longer with intermenstrual spotting. Bleeding may be heavier than usual at first.
  • Paragard does not protect against HIV or STIs.

Please see accompanying Full Prescribing Information.

References:
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; 2017.

2. Diedrich JT, Desai S, Zhao Q, et al. Association of short-term bleeding and cramping patterns with long-acting reversible contraceptive method satisfaction. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;212(1): 50.e1-50.e8.

3. Based on a July 2020 web-based survey of women aged 18-45 (n=1,039) who currently use birth control, or plan to use birth control in the next 12 months. This survey was given 12 times over 1 year with no repeat respondents in the past 6 months.

4. Based on a 2016 web-based survey of women in the US aged 18-34 years (N=3,020).

*Excluding sterilization.

Among typical couples who initiate use of a method (not necessarily for the first time), the percentage who will not experience an accidental pregnancy during the first year if they do not stop use for any other reason.

Paragard must be removed by a healthcare provider.

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