Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

By NWHN Staff | Dec 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

It’s not possible to understand present-day reproductive coercion, or its lasting impact on marginalized communities, without understanding the United States’ long history of sterilization abuse.

Getting an IUD: How One Size Does Not Fit All

By Tessa Ruff | Oct 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Getting an IUD: How One Size Does Not Fit All

In college, getting a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) was in vogue. It seemed like everywhere I went, women were talking about how their IUD had changed their life for the better.

Safety Precautions Surrounding Essure for Long-Term Birth Control

By NWHN Staff | Jul 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Safety Precautions Surrounding Essure for Long-Term Birth Control

“Bayer has recently announced they will remove Essure from the market, but my doctor has just recommended Essure as permanent birth control since it will be available until the end of the year… what should I know?”

What Is the Birth Control Implant and How Is It Different From an IUD?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 29, 2018 | Comments Off on What Is the Birth Control Implant and How Is It Different From an IUD?

Both birth control implants and IUDs are LARCs, or Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, meaning these methods last for an extended period of time, are highly effective, and work without user action, but cannot be controlled or terminated by the user.

Is the Copper IUD More or Less Effective Than the Hormonal IUD?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Is the Copper IUD More or Less Effective Than the Hormonal IUD?

The IUD has become a growing choice for women due to its long-term protection and low maintenance. There are two types of IUDs available to women to choose from, the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD.

Taking a Principled Approach to the Provision of LARCs

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Taking a Principled Approach to the Provision of LARCs

There has been increased attention and funding in recent years for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs). While LARCs are part of a well-balanced mix of contraceptive options, there are concerning practices when it comes to who is targeted for long-acting methods and the way in which counseling is provided.

My Doctor Won’t Remove My IUD

By NWHN Staff | Nov 17, 2016 | Comments Off on My Doctor Won’t Remove My IUD

Question: I’m experiencing some negative side effects from my IUD, but my doctor doesn’t want to remove it. What should I do? Answer: An intrauterine device (IUD) is a great birth control option for some women. IUDs are inserted by…

NWHN-SisterSong Joint Statement of Principles on LARCs

By Sarah Christopherson | Nov 14, 2016 | Comments Off on NWHN-SisterSong Joint Statement of Principles on LARCs

Over the last few years, there has been a surge in the promotion of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants like Nexplanon. LARCs are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for an extended period of time, and work without user action once they are inserted. These characteristics make them a valuable addition to the mix of contraceptive options.

Join SisterSong and the NWHN for a Discussion on LARCs!

By NWHN Staff | Sep 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Join SisterSong and the NWHN for a Discussion on LARCs!

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are highly effective methods for preventing pregnancy, but pregnancy prevention may not be an individual woman’s most important consideration in choosing a contraceptive.

Policy Issues: Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Policy Issues: Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

Aggressive promotion of LARCs—or of any method—infringes on reproductive autonomy, and can’t be separated from the broader context of reproductive coercion.