High patient satisfaction and strong continuation rates1,2
Paragard IUS has high patient satisfaction and strong continuation rates1,2
of women using Paragard have reported satisfaction at 3 and 6 months postplacement.1
Paragard continuation rates are equal to or greater than those of other LARCs2*
Contraceptive continuation rates at 12 months among women ≥26 years of age (n=2,956)2†‡
LNG-20-IUS=Ievonorgestrel 20 mcg/day intrauterine system.
*LARC=Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive.
†From the Contraceptive CHOICE Project (n=7,472). The (n=2,956) is a subset of the total (n=7,472). A prospective cohort study to determine the continuation rates and satisfaction levels with many reversible methods of contraception. To be included in this analysis, study participants had to initiate their chosen contraceptive within 3 months of CHOICE enrollment and reach the time point for a 12-month follow-up telephone survey. Follow-up telephone interviews were conducted at 3, 6, and 12 months. A “continuer” was a participant who reported using her baseline contraceptive without stopping temporarily for ≥1 month.
‡Chart does not compare the safety or efficacy of these methods.
A separate study shows that over the first 6 months using Paragard, women reported3:
From a prospective study evaluating bleeding, cramping, and satisfaction among new copper IUS users. The data were collected from 77 women ages 18-45 who reported a regular menses, had no exposure to hormonal contraception in the last three months, and desired and copper IUS for contraception.
Paragard users may experience heavier and longer periods with spotting in between. Sometimes the bleeding is heavier than usual at first, but subsides.
Paragard will not interfere with her menstrual cycle or stop ovulation.
- Many women may wish to keep a menstrual cycle for a variety of personal or cultural reasons4
Patients should be advised to call you if spotting persists or their menstrual flow continues to be heavy or long. If a woman misses her period, she must promptly be evaluated for pregnancy.