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Can paragard copper IUD can affect my sex drive?

Can paragard copper IUD can affect my sex drive?

No: The copper iud does not emit hormones and so will not have an effect on your sex drive. It functions as a foreign body to block implantation of the fertilized egg. So, it should not have an effect on your sex drive. ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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Are we okay to not use condoms if i'm on the paragard copper iud?

Are we okay to not use condoms if i'm on the paragard copper iud?

Better than condoms: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, i feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything i can take ?:

Is my paragard IUD causing me to get dizzy, feel confused, i feel off balanced? I think it has something to do with the copper? Anything i can take ?:

Unlikely: These aren't common symptoms or side effects for the paraguard iud. Sometimes women have increased bleeding or irregular bleeding with paraguard, but not confusion and imbalance. If you were having a lot of bleeding, you could be anemic and these would be symptoms of anemia. Consider seeing your family physician or gp to discuss these other symptoms you are having. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can paraguard copper IUD cause infertility?

No: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Vaginal odour is different since insertion of paraguard copper iud?

Check for infection: Have your md check to make sure that you don't have a vaginal bacterial or tubal infection post iud insertion. ...Read more

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How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

As good as tubal: Iuds are the most effective method of bc--as effective as sterilization), and the copper iud lasts 10 years. Low rates of side effects, very easy, safe, and effective. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who can not use a copper IUD (paraguard)?

Yes: Women with a hypersensitivity to copper or a disorder of copper metabolism called wilson's disease should find an alternative form of contraception. ...Read more

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For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

10 years: The copper IUD is a very effective method of birth control. After being inserted it remains over 99% effective for ten years. It can be removed at any time and there is no delay getting pregnant after removal. It is one of the most popular methods worldwide. ...Read more

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Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

IUD: No. The main protection against std is condom and monogamy. As a matter of fact if exposed to a STI the iud may promote or complicate the infection and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a copper iud. We want to have condomless sex during/endish of period + my boyfriend wouldn't come in me. How high is the chance of pregnancy?

Very low: The chance of pregnancy with an iud in place is very low. Less than 1 in 100 women who use the copper iud for a year get pregnant. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more