Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Vidhi Gadson MDVidhi Gadson, MD

Want the most effective method of birth control without the every day, every week, or every month hassle of remembering and worrying?

Then long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods may be the answer for you. These methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. 

Facts:

  • If pregnancy is desired or you want to stop using this method, it can be removed ANY time.
  • Fewer than 1 in 100 women using an IUD or an implant will become pregnant. This rate is in the same range as that for sterilization.
  • Long-term studies show overall LARC is more effective than birth control pills, the patch, or the ring.  
  • Once it is in place, you do not have to do anything else to prevent pregnancy.
  • No one can tell that you are using birth control.
  • It does not interfere with sex or daily activities.    

LARC has been backed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and your doctors at Novas, Dohr, Coll & Gadson Ob/Gyn Associates.

Ask us about LARC at your next annual visit, or sooner, if this sounds like the right method for you!