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A 30-year-old female asked:

Had paragard inserted today. how long do i have to wait to have sex? it was put in the third day of my period is it effective right away or not ?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: It is effective immediately. I usually tell my patients to use protection for a week; no real rationale for it though.
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