LARC Awareness Week 2015: Nov 15 - Nov 21

National LARC Awareness Week: November 15 - 21, 2015

Join Us for LARC Awareness Week!

Thanks to health care reform, millions of women gained, and will continue gaining, access to health coverage that includes an array of women’s preventative health services at no-cost. These services include all FDA-approved contraception including long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods like IUDS and the implant. LARCs are the most effective forms of birth control available today. 
With an almost 99% rate of effectiveness, LARCs have the potential to significantly reduce unintended pregnancies in the United States. While the use of LARCs is at an all-time high, women with the highest risk of unintended pregnancy are less likely to use them. We can and should do more to increase awareness about LARCs, particularly now that cost barriers will be removed for many. 

What is LARC Awareness Week?

LARC Awareness Week is a chance to increase awareness about LARCs as a safe, effective, low-maintenance and long-acting birth control method. The theme for this year is “Love My LARC” and it will give women an opportunity to share why they love their LARCs with video messages sent in through various social media platforms.

Awareness Week Activities

Partnering organizations team up to increase awareness about long-acting reversible contraceptive methods. Throughout the week, we use various media platforms to reach the general public, providers, and teens on the effectiveness of these birth control methods through articles, fact sheets, videos, and other resources.

  • Monday, November 16th – All About LARCs: The Different Methods 
  • Tuesday, November 17th – Accessing LARCs 
  • Wednesday, November 18th – Mythbusting:The Truth About LARCs + #LoveMyLARC Twitterchat
  • Thursday, November 19th – LARCs and Teens
  • Friday, November 20th - Why I LOVE My LARC! Personal Story Day

Become a LARC Awareness Week Partner! 

Your organization can help bring attention to the safety and efficacy of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) by joining the campaign and signing on as a National LARC Awareness Week partner. Partner organizations will be expected to share LARC Awareness Week resources through their communications platforms and networks and will be listed in all LARC Awareness Week materials. There is no cost to joining the campaign. Download the partnership form here.