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Were you looking for information about ParaGard? Paraguard is a common misspelling of ParaGard.
 
ParaGard® (the copper IUD) is a device that is placed in the uterus to help prevent pregnancy. This prescription contraceptive can be left in place for 10 to 12 years, depending on your healthcare provider's recommendation.
 
It is only approved for use in women of reproductive age; it is not approved for use in females who have not yet had a menstrual period. Side effects of ParaGard may include longer, heavier periods and bleeding in between menstrual periods.
 
(Click ParaGard for more information on what this device is used for, potential side effects, and what your healthcare provider needs to know. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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