Paragard IUD (Intrauterine Device)
The Paragard is a small, t-shaped device that is inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is long-term, reversible, nonhormonal, and one of the most effective methods available. Paragard is FDA approved for use in the United States and made of copper.
One of the awesome things about the Paragard is, it protects for up to 10 years — but it's not permanent. If you decide to get pregnant or you don’t want your IUD anymore, your doctor can quickly and easily take it out. You’re able to get pregnant right after the Paragard is removed. Paragard is one of the best nonhormonal birth control methods out there — more than 99% effective. That means fewer than 1 out of 100 women who use a Paragard will get pregnant each year.
If you’re a busy person who doesn’t want to worry about remembering birth control and prefer a nonhormonal birth control, the Paragard just may be for you. Once it’s in, you’re good to go for up to 10 years.