What is it? ParaGard is a hormone-free intrauterine device (IUD) that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy, and is over 99% effective birth control for up to 10 years. An IUD is a small, t-shaped device that’s placed in your uterus by your OB/GYN during a routine visit. Getting an IUD is nonsurgical and typically takes just a few minutes. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.

How does it work? Made of plastic and wrapped with a thin copper wire, ParaGard releases small amounts of copper that prevent sperm from passing into the cervix. You can make sure ParaGard is in place with a simple monthly check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.


  • 99.4% effective at preventing pregnancy
  • Can last up to 10 years
  • Once ParaGard is placed by a healthcare provider it is virtually hassle-free without the daily or weekly worries of remembering to use a birth control method
  • ParaGard is a good option for women who either cannot or do not want to use a hormone form of birth control
  • Completely reversible and can be removed by your OB/GYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away


  •  ParaGard does not protect against STDs and HIV / AIDS.
  •  May cause cramping or heavier periods
  •  Irregular bleeding

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Free highly effective, low maintenance birth control including the IUDs and the Implant available at a participating health clinic to qualifying women*.

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