IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

ParaGard (copper IUD)

ParaGard is an intrauterine device (IUD) that's inserted into the uterus for long-term birth control (contraception). The T-shaped plastic frame has copper wire coiled around the stem and two copper sleeves along the arms that continuously release copper to bathe the lining of the uterus. ParaGard produces an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that is toxic to sperm, which helps prevent fertilization.

ParaGard is the only copper IUD available in the U.S. ParaGard prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years after insertion.


Why it's done Risks How you prepare What you can expect

ParaGard offers effective, long-term contraception. It can be used in premenopausal women of all ages, including teenagers. Among various benefits, ParaGard:

  • Eliminates the need to interrupt sex for contraception or seek partner compliance
  • Can remain in place for up to 10 years
  • Can be removed at any time, followed by a quick return to fertility
  • Decreases the risk of endometrial cancer and possibly cervical cancer
  • Can be used while breast-feeding — though there may be an increased risk of perforation or expulsion when inserted soon after delivery
  • Doesn't carry the risk of side effects related to hormonal birth control methods
  • Can be used for emergency contraception if inserted within five days after unprotected sex

ParaGard isn't appropriate for everyone, however. Your health care provider may discourage use of ParaGard if you:

  • Have uterine abnormalities that interfere with the placement or retention of ParaGard
  • Have a pelvic infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Have uterine or cervical cancer
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Are allergic to any component of ParaGard
  • Have a disorder that causes too much copper to accumulate in your liver, brain and other vital organs (Wilson's disease)
  • Have or are at high risk of a sexually transmitted infection, and won't use condoms
  • Had previous problems with an IUD

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