Long acting Reversible Contraception
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is a term used to describe methods of contraception which are highly effective in protecting a woman from getting pregnant for an extended period of time. They are the most effective reversible methods of contraception because they do not depend on you remembering to take or use them to be effective.
Long acting contraception includes hormonal methods such as the hormonal coil /IUS, the injection, the sub-dermal implant, and non-hormonal methods such as the copper coil / IUD.
LARCs are reversible which means that it is possible to remove them and once you do you can become pregnant as quickly as someone who is not using contraception. An exception is the injection, where there can be a delay in return to fertility.
Find out more about these short acting methods below:
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