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Paragard Side Effects

What are the side effects of the copper IUD, aka Paragard? Good question!

What You Should Know About the ParaGard Intrauterine Device

ParaGard IUD - hormone-free, copper IUD. Once inserted, you'll have 10 years of worry-free contraception!

IUDs. Works by stopping sperm from reaching the egg. Perfect use: Inserted into woman by doctor. Typical use: the same as perfect. Advantages: Insert and forget, least expensive BC for woman, last a long time 5-7years. Disadvantages: needs a doctor to place it, could slip out of place, cause infection. Prescription required.

Does an IUD Removal Hurt?

Learn what to expect during an IUD removal. Be prepared for your ParaGard, Skyla or Mirena removal. IUD removal tends to be easier and less painful than insertion.

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Should You Get an IUD?

IUDs are more than 99 percent effective, lasts for up to 10 years, and could even let you skip your periods

The IUD is a form on inserted or planted contraception that continuously releases progestin that prevents pregnancy. It has a 99% perfect use rate. The pros of using the iud are the most long lasting and effective form of birth control and low doses of hormones so there are fewer side effects. The cons of the iud are, it is a painful and invasive operation, initial menstrual cycles may be heavier, longer and more cramping.

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IUD IUD stands for intrauterine device, a T-shaped piece of plastic that is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. The copper IUD, ParaGard, works for as long as 12 years. The hormonal IUD, Mirena, must be replaced after 5 years. Both types make it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg. Fewer than eight in 1,000 women get pregnant. Pros: Long-lasting, low-maintenance. Cons: Irregular or heavier periods. More expensive upfront, may slip out, may cause side effects.

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Thinking about using Mirena (IUD) as birth control? Please read this first. Seriously the worst birth control ever.

IUDs: Birth Control Option for Teenagers In new guidelines, ACOG says IUDs and contraceptive implants should be considered "first-line" birth control options for teenagers. According to reports, 80 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and although most teens report having used some form of birth control, they adopt short-acting methods, like the birth control pill, patch, ring or shot. All of these short-acting methods. Check out at:

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12 Types of Birth Control

IUD What it's called: Mirena, ParaGard What it does: ParaGard is a surgically implanted copper device that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. Mirena, also surgically implanted, works by releasing hormones. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are more than 99% effective and good for 10 years.