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Nasty Paragard Cramps Getting You Down? Here’s How to Deal With Them

Paragard is the only brand of copper intrauterine device (IUD) available in the United States. And while a number of women prefer choosing the copper IUD to avoid some hormonal side effects caused by its counterpart, it’s important to note that Paragard is linked to more and sometimes worse cramping. In fact: Aside from recent […]


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What Happens if Your Paragard IUD Breaks?

The Paragard intrauterine device is the only copper IUD approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The copper wire wrapped around the device creates an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to sperm and deactivates it. The Paragard IUD can remain effective for up to 10 years. Lately, however, Paragard’s manufacturer, Teva […]


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Does an IUD Affect Future Fertility?

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control method that’s increasingly becoming more popular among women. With more women trying it out, some IUD users can’t help but ask: “Does an IUD affect future fertility?” Fortunately, in most cases, as several studies have shown, the IUD does not affect women’s future fertility. However, there are […]

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