Copper T IUD (Paragard)
Copper T is FDA-approved, reversible birth control that’s more than 99% effective and 100% hormone free. The Copper T IUD is a t-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus and can be worn for up to 10 years. A woman choosing this method wants long-term birth control. However, if that changes and pregnancy is desired, the IUD can be removed at any time before the 10 year limit. The IUD is inserted by a healthcare professional during a woman’s menstrual period. Most women experience little or no pain/discomfort during the insertion process.
Copper T FAQs
How safe is the Copper T IUD?
The risks of an IUD include expulsion (the IUD falls out of the uterus) or perforation (the IUD punctures the uterine muscle). IUDs also carry a small risk of ectopic pregnancy, PID, bleeding between periods, uterine cramping and unwanted pregnancy. The Paragard IUD does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.