ParaGard Copper T IUD


Once the Copper T IUD non-hormonal ParaGard is in place, you should not feel a thing, in other words, it is basically hassle free. You will not even know that it is there. If you are wondering about safety, don't. The ParaGard IUD has been approved by the FDA. It has been used safely for about twenty years.

The Copper T IUD is a highly effective method of birth control. The possible rate of getting pregnant while using the IUD in the first year of use is 0.6 percent with perfect use and 0.8 percent with typical use. The ParaGard is 99.4% effective in preventing pregnancy. The Copper T IUD does not protect against STD or HIV. If you miss a period while you have the IUD in place you should call your doctor immediately because you could be pregnant.

The copper T IUD ParaGard is not permanent, it is reversible. You may have it removed at any time. If the IUD gets stuck in your uterus you may have to get surgery to have it removed. Many report that you can get pregnant right after the ParaGard is removed. You must return to your primary care physician or OBGYN to have the device removed.

On the upside, while having the Copper T non hormonal IUD in place, you will not have to worry about daily birth control which means more freedom to think about the other things on your mind. You will not have to remember to take a pill, change a patch or have to get a shot with various side effects, such as unwanted weight gain amongst other unwanted side effects. You will not have to worry about using contraceptive methods during intercourse. No more daily or weekly routines. As a matter of fact, I have never heard of anyone sensing or feeling the IUD after it is in place. It is a discreet method of birth control. There are no ongoing cost with the Copper T IUD. The initial cost of getting the Copper T IUD is about $450.00 Once you pay the initial insertion fee, you are all set to live your life, possibly even forgetting that the IUD is in place. ParaGard is the only non hormonal birth control that is 99.4% effective. ParaGard is 100% hormone free, which will help to avoid weight gain, lower sex drive and mood swings which is often associated with hormones. The ParaGard starts working immediately after insertion.


Side effects may occur with the use of the Copper T IUD Non-Hormonal ParaGard . You may have heavier bleeding and stronger cramping during your menstrual cycles, this is the most common of side effects associated with the ParaGard IUD. Your menstrual cycles may lengthen or they may become further apart. If your menstrual cycle has a continuous flow or does not stop when it should you should contact your OBGYN. You may have spotting in between cycles or discharge, while using the Copper T IUD. Some woman may feel faint or dizzy when the ParaGard IUD is in place. These side effects may never occur or may go away after a few months. Two to ten percent of users expel the IUD within the first year, which is more common in woman who have never been pregnant. Bacteria may be introduced to the uterus when the device is inserted. You will be asked to return to your doctors office within three to four weeks after insertion to insure that everything is ok, no bacteria is present and that the IUD is still in it's proper place.

Many OBGYN doctors may ask that you have your first menstrual cycle after giving birth, before they will insert the ParaGard IUD. They will want to insert it while you are menstruating.

Full Review

The Copper T IUD is a form of birth control and the mostly widely used method of reversible birth control in the world. IUD stands for Intrauterine device. The ParaGard is a little over an inch long and is a T-shaped piece of plastic that is wrapped in copper. The copper that is wrapped around the flexible plastic T-shaped intrauterine device is all natural. There is a thin piece of thread attached to the bottom of the IUD. The Copper T ParaGard IUD is designed to prevent fertilization once it is placed inside the uterus. If you get an IUD, you can have it in your uterus for up to ten years. You will be asked to check the IUD yourself once a month and you should go in for a check up with your OBGYN at least once every 6 months. You can have the discreet ParaGard in for two, five or up to ten years. The ParaGard is available with or without hormones. The ParaGard must be inserted and fitted into the uterus by a doctor or qualified medical practitioner, no surgical procedures are required. Insertion should only take about ten to twenty minutes. The IUD remains in place the entire time that pregnancy is not desired.

In Closing

You can not use the ParaGard if you have pelvic inflammatory disease or if you engage in behaviors that put you at risk for getting pelvic inflammatory disease. You may be denied for the ParaGard Copper T IUD if there is a history of reproductive cancers or infections, if you are pregnant or have Wilson's disease. Do not get the Copper T IUD if you have an allergy to copper. The ParaGard Copper T IUD is not for all woman. Speak to your doctor for more details about the ParaGard IUD.

Some of the documented health risks, from the insert, that comes with the package that are associated with the non hormonal ParaGard Copper T IUD are backaches, anemia, bowel obstructions, cervical infections, cysts on ovaries and/or tubes, delayed menstruation, expulsion of the IUD, fainting at time of insertion or removal, breakage of the IUD, painful intercourse, spotting between periods, miscarriage, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, vaginal discharge, infertility, heavy or prolonged menstrual flow, difficulty removing and/or tubal or ectopic pregnancy.