The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, as a highly effective way to help prevent pregnancy in appropriate patients. PARAGARD is a LARC.
PARAGARD is over 99% effective and completely hormone free. It helps prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, but your healthcare professional can remove it at any time.
PARAGARD has been FDA approved for over 30 years and has been used by millions of women.
Although uncommon, pregnancy while using PARAGARD can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility.
PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).