Birth control for the widest range of women1

For example, patients such as:

Birth Control for the widest range of women1

I don’t want added hormones in my food or in my birth control, I’m a busy mom and don’t want a daily routine”

  • 32 years old
  • Married with children
  • Wants more children in the future
  • A clean, healthy lifestyle is a priority
  • Has stopped using birth control because of hormones
  • Doesn’t have enough hours in the day to keep up with her busy life

I am done with the negative side effects from hormonal birth control and likely done having kids”

  • 35 years old
  • Married with children
  • Pretty sure her family is complete
  • Worried about long term effects of hormones
  • Experienced negative side effects from hormonal birth control

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.

¶ Not actual patients or stories. For illustrative purposes only.