Prevent pregnancy, without hormones

Paragard is 100% Hormone Free

Did you know?

56%

of women reported that they had concerns with hormones in their birth control‡1

48%

of women used them anyway because they were unaware of hormone-free choices‡1

43%

of women were interested in learning about hormone-free options§1

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hormone and hormone-free options

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. Data on file. Market research, July 2016. CooperSurgical, Inc.

‡Based on a September 2017 web-based survey of US women aged 18-45 years (N=300), where participants were asked about their attitudes about birth control that contains hormones. Respondents were required to be currently using birth control or have plans to use birth control in the next year. Repeat respondents within the previous 6 months were not permitted.

§Based on a 2016 web-based survey of US women aged 18-45 years (N=3020)