What is ParaGard?

ParaGard® Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) is a different kind of birth control. But it's one of the most effective kinds available. It's even more effective than the Pill. But, unlike the Pill (and patch, ring, and shots), it's hormone-free. So it's great for women who prefer not to use hormones or can't for health reasons.

It's also virtually hassle-free. No more daily or weekly routines, just a simple monthly self-check. So it's great for the busy woman who's got a lot going on.

ParaGard® is a simple T-shaped piece of soft, flexible plastic wrapped with natural copper. It's designed to fit comfortably in the uterus.

ParaGard is Convenient

ParaGard® is a different kind of birth control. It's virtually hassle-free. There are no refills or routines to remember - just a simple monthly self-check.

Once it's inserted, it starts working immediately. And keeps working as long as you need it
to - whether it's 2 years, 5 years, or even up to 10 years. Plus, ParaGard® gives you the flexibility to change your mind. Just have it removed whenever you and your healthcare professional choose.

What could be more convenient than that? So ask your healthcare professional how easily ParaGard® can fit into your life.

ParaGard Is Effective

ParaGard® is 99.4% effective. That's just as effective as having your tubes tied - but ParaGard® doesn't require surgery or anesthesia and is fully reversible.

That's more effective than the Pill, patch, or ring - but ParaGard® works whether you're thinking about your birth control or not.

So if you want highly effective birth control that's long-term but easily reversible - or birth control that doesn't require you to remember a pill, change a patch, or put in a ring - ask your healthcare professional about ParaGard®.

ParaGard Is Hormone-free

Pill, patch, ring, shots - they all work by adding hormones to alter your body's natural cycle.

ParaGard® is 100% hormone-free, so it lets your body cycle naturally. And lets you stay free from hormonal side effects like weight gain, mood swings, or reduced sex drive.

ParaGard® is the only hormone-free birth control that's 99.4% effective. So it's great for women who prefer not to use hormones or can't for health reasons.  Just ask your healthcare professional.

ParaGard Is Safe

ParaGard® has been approved by the FDA and used safely for nearly 20 years by millions of women. In fact over 70 million women worldwide have chosen an IUC as their birth control method, making it the most widely used form of reversible contraception in the world. 

ParaGard® is ideal for many women because it's virtually hassle-free and totally hormone-free. But it's not right for every woman. So see the important safety information below, and be sure to talk with your healthcare professional.