PARAGARD IUD Litigation Overview
ParaGard is an intrauterine birth control device (IUD) that uses copper instead of hormones for long-term birth control in women. It is a flexible “T” -a shaped device made of plastic with a copper wound around both arms and the central trunk. The copper produces an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that acts as a spermicide and interferes with sperm motility and implantation to help prevent fertilization. Once the device is implanted, it can remain for up to 10 years to prevent pregnancy. Marketing claims the device is more than 99 percent effective.