What is long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and why are they being recommended?


LARC are contraception methods that help protect you from an unwanted pregnancy for a longer period of time without you having to remember to use contraception every day or time you have sex. They include contraceptive injectionscontraceptive implantsintrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine systems (IUSs).

These methods are highly effective, you don’t need to remember to take them so they are very convenient and they last for several years. They may also give some health benefits, and some will stop or lighten your bleeds. If you change your mind and want to have a baby sooner than the method is due to expire, you can have it removed.