LARC Awareness Week

LARC Awareness Week is November 16–22, 2014

What are LARCs?

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) include IUCs - Mirena, ParaGard and Skyla - as well as the implant, Implanon. These birth control methods last between 3-12 years and are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Why choose a LARC?

Unintended pregnancy rates in the United States continue to be higher than other industrialized nations. With an effectiveness rate of over 99%, LARCs can significantly reduce the number of unintended pregnancies among women in the United States.

LARCs are long lasting, highly effective and reversible, making them ideal for preventing pregnancy. Once inserted by a clinician, LARCs do not require further maintenance. This reduces the risk of improper use that may lead to an unintended pregnancy. LARCs offer birth control that is safe, effective and forgettable.

What LARCs are Available?

Paragard lasts 12 yearsSkyla lasts 3 yearsMirena lasts 5 yearsImplanon lasts 3 years

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) include IUCs - Mirena, ParaGard and Skyla - as well as the implant, Implanon. These birth control methods last between 3-12 years and are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Click on one of the images above or visit the "What are LARCs?" page to learn more.

Help Spread the Word about LARCs!

Several activities are planned for the week of November 16th – 22nd and you can help increase awareness about LARCs. If you would like to personally join the conversation, you can follow us during the week on Twitter and Facebook with #LoveMyLARC!

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