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.

Touch ParaGard®

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 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.