Paragard® is a non-hormonal intrauterine device that can provide long-term birth control for premenopausal people of all ages. An estimated 10.4% of women aged 15 to 44 who use contraception used an IUD or contraceptive implant between 2017 and 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with younger women in particular increasingly favoring the devices. 

Yet, recent lawsuits allege the Paragard device causes adverse effects, including breaking during removal and becoming embedded in pelvic organs, like the uterus. 

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