You may have seen the recent news about the ParaGard copper-releasing intrauterine device (IUD). If you are considering getting an IUD for birth control but were concerned after reading about some of the ParaGard removal side effects, here is what you should know about the ParaGard copper-releasing IUD, how it works, and why some women experience ParaGard IUD removal complications. Keep reading for everything you need to know about ParaGard IUD side effects.
What is the ParaGard IUD?
The ParaGard IUD is a long-term birth control method that has been around since the 1970s. It is also the only non-hormonal IUD available in the United States. The ParaGard IUD is non-hormonal, meaning that it does not contain the hormones progesterone or estrogen. This makes it an attractive option for people who want a birth control method that does not contain hormones. Paragard Copper T 380A IUD is a small, T-shaped, hormone-free IUD that is wrapped in copper. The IUD is designed to be inserted into the uterus of women and girls who are at least 10 years removed from giving birth.
How Does the ParaGard IUD Work?
The ParaGard IUD works by preventing sperm from meeting with and fertilizing an egg. It does this by releasing copper, which creates a toxic environment that kills sperm. This makes it harder for sperm to swim through the uterus, fallopian tubes, and into the uterus. The ParaGard IUD also works by keeping the egg from attaching to the uterus. The ParaGard IUD is hormone-free, but it still creates a barrier to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. The ParaGard IUD also prevents pregnancy by thickening the mucous around the cervix, making it more difficult for sperm to swim through the cervix and reach the egg.
Broken IUD Causes
Serious production defects have led to broken IUDs, with the breakage occurring either during the implantation process or during removal. According to ongoing ParaGard IUD lawsuits, Teva was aware of the potential breakage that could occur from the defective IUDs during implantation and removal.
ParaGard Removal Side Effects
Some people who have used ParaGard IUD birth control have complained that they suffered significant and unexpected IUD side effects when attempting to have the birth control device removed. Some of the ParaGard IUD removal complications they have reportedly suffered include:
Call a ParaGard IUD Removal Lawyer Today if You Suffered ParaGard Removal Side Effects
If you or a loved one experienced serious ParaGard removal side effects, contact Paraguard IUD Removal Lawyer Timothy L. Miles about a ParaGard IUD Removal Side Effects Lawsuit.
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