PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)
Ask Her if She Wants a Birth Control That’s Hormone Free
PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive) is the only highly effective, reversible birth control that is completely hormone free.¹
- 100% hormone free
- 94% patient satisfaction*²
- Removable whenever she decides§
- >99% effective for up to 10 years
The copper in PARAGARD enhances contraceptive efficacy by interfering with sperm transport and fertilization, and possibly preventing implantation.
Placement of PARAGARD
The PARAGARD non-hormonal IUD may be placed anytime during your patient’s cycle when you and the patient are reasonably certain she is not pregnant, or after pregnancy. Please see important details, including contraindications.
Removal of PARAGARD
Because it is immediately reversible upon removal§¹, patients can start trying to conceive the same day PARAGARD is removed by a healthcare professional.
PARAGARD Access Center offers a comprehensive range of support services and resources for ordering, including direct purchase, patient benefits verification service, fulfillment through our specialty pharmacy, and a solution for patients who choose to self-pay. More information can be found on the PARAGARD® Access Center webpage or by calling 1-877-PARAGARD.
Cost to Patients
PARAGARD may cost $0 for insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.
This may mean:
- No co-pay
- Coinsurance costs
- No deductibles
- It is important to check with each patient's health insurance plan to determine coverage.
*Data are from the Contraceptive CHOICE Project. The study evaluated 3- and 6-month self-reported bleeding and cramping patterns in 5011 Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) users (n=826, PARAGARD), and the association of these symptoms with method satisfaction. Study participants rated satisfaction with their LARC method as "very satisfied," "somewhat satisfied," or "not satisfied." For the data analyses, "satisfied" and "very satisfied" were grouped together as "satisfied."
§PARAGARD must be removed by a healthcare professional.
¹ Kaneshiro B, Aeby T. Long-term safety, efficacy, and patient acceptability of the intrauterine Copper T‐380A contraceptive device. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2:211-220.
² Diedrich JT, Desai S, Zhao Q, Secura G, Madden T, Peipert JF. Association of short-term bleeding and cramping patterns with long-acting reversible contraceptive method satisfaction. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;212(1):50.e1-50.e8.