What is LARC?
Do you have trouble remembering to take your birth control pill, or are you interested in trying a different form of contraception? Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, could be a good option for you. It can prevent pregnancy for months or even years. There are a few different types of long-acting reversible contraceptives that range in how long they last, including:
- Contraceptive injections given every 12 weeks
- Intrauterine device (IUD) placed inside the uterus: copper (non-hormonal) and hormonal options last for 5–10 years depending on the type
- A subdermal contraceptive implant placed under the skin in your arm that lasts for three years