What are LARCs?

Long-activing reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, are the most effective forms of contraception available. LARCs are 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy for as long as 10 years and can be removed sooner if a woman decides to start a family.

They are easily inserted, require no maintenance (unlike pills or condoms) and are simple to remove. A woman’s fertility cycle returns to normal immediately upon removal, which is done in a quick and simple office visit.

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