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WHAT IS A LARC?

LARC, or long-acting reversible contraceptives, are methods of birth control that provide effective contraception for an extended period without requiring user action. Some methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and sub-dermal (under the skin) arm implants. LARCs are the most effective reversible methods of contraception because they do not depend on patient compliance.  If you are looking for alternatives to the birth control pill or other short-term methods, LARC is over 99% effective, placed by a healthcare provider such as an OBGYN or nurse practitioner, is reversible, and does not require any additional refills or replacements until it expires in 3-10 years.

LARC is different than other methods of birth control

We provide access to 100% free LARC which is the most effective, but also often the most expensive, method of birth control available. Other forms of short term birth control (such as the pill, patch, depo-shot, condoms, withdrawal and fertility awareness) are not as effective or worry free. Short term birth control methods often are single-use or require daily, weekly, or monthly requirements to increase effectiveness. Even with perfect use, short term methods are typically only 80-96% effective.

See a complete list of birth control options here.

We always educate and emphasize that abstinence is the only 100% effective method of birth control. Additionally, only condoms can prevent against the transmission of HIV and other STIs (sometimes referred to as STDs).

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