We’re so excited to share CooperSurgical and Ostro’s win for Best Patient Education Solution in the 2023 MedTech Breakthrough Awards. Through our work with Ostro, we’re able to provide a personalized journey for those seeking more information about Paragard®, intrauterine copper contraceptive. Read the full press release.


Paragard is a copper-containing intrauterine system (IUS) indicated for prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential for up to 10 years. Read more here: https://hubs.ly/Q01RMhc70

Important Safety Information

Don’t use Paragard if you are or may be pregnant, have fibroids, a pelvic infection including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), get infections easily, certain cancers, unexplained bleeding, Wilson’s disease, or a copper allergy. IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of PID.

Pregnancy with Paragard is rare but can be life threatening and cause infertility or loss of pregnancy. Paragard may attach to or go through the uterus and cause other problems.

Tell your healthcare provider (HCP) if you develop severe pain or fever shortly after placement, miss a period, have abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes out. If it comes out, use backup birth control.

Tell your HCP you have Paragard before having an MRI or a medical procedure using heat therapy.

At first, periods may become heavier and longer with spotting in between.

Additional common side effects include anemia, pain during sex, backache, and vaginal discharge. Paragard does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Only you and your HCP can decide if Paragard is right for you. Available by prescription only.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at https://hubs.ly/Q01RM9Lj0 or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for the Full Prescribing Information for Paragard: https://hubs.ly/Q01RMhc70″