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Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Pregnancy protection from 3 to 10 years with Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Looking to prevent pregnancy for an extended period of time, LARC may be an option for you.

The following long acting reversible contraception (long-term birth control) are highly-effective, non-permanent methods for preventing pregnancy that do not have to be thought about on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis. Once the LARC method is removed, a woman’s fertility will quickly return and she will be able to get pregnant.

Long-term contraception does not provide protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). You will still need to use a condom to reduce your risk of contracting STDs.


Mirena prevents pregnancy by interfering with the movement of the sperm.

Mirena® is a T-shaped IUD for long acting reversible contraception (LARC).

Mirena®

  • intrauterine (inserted into the uterus)
  • over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
  • made of a soft flexible plastic
  • hormone-releasing (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine) system
  • may be inserted during a routine gynecologic visit and potentially after an abortion
  • effective for up to 5 years after which time it should be removed
  • may be removed anytime prior to 5 years
  • no daily pill or Rx refills
  • SAFE, EFFECTIVE and LONG-LASTING birth control option
  • does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please refer to Mirena® (www.mirena-us.com)


Paraguard birth control that interferes with sperm movement.

ParaGard® interferes with the movement of the sperm.

ParaGard®

  • intrauterine (inserted into the uterus)
  • more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
  • made of soft plastic that is coated with copper
  • hormone free
  • may be inserted during a routine gynecologic visit and potentially after an abortion
  • effective for up to 10 years
  • may be removed anytime prior to 10 years
  • no daily pill or Rx refills
  • completely reversible
  • does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please refer to ParaGard® (www.paragard.com)


Prevent pregnancy with Skyla an effective IUD.

Pregnancy protection with Skyla® a reliable and effective LARC.

Skyla®

  • intrauterine (inserted into the uterus) device (IUD)
  • over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
  • made of a soft flexible plastic
  • hormone-releasing (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine) system
  • may be inserted during a routine gynecologic visit and potentially after an abortion
  • effective for up to 3 years
  • may be removed anytime prior to 3 years
  • no daily pill or Rx refills
  • completely reversible
  • FDA-approved
  • does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please refer to Skyla (www.skyla-us.com)


Birth control Nexplanon is a long active reversible contraception.

Nexplanon® birth control contains progestin that stops the release of eggs.

Nexplanon®

  • arm implant (ONLY implantable contraception)
  • greater than 99% effective
  • small, soft, and flexible 4 centimeters in length
  • inserted, in our office, on the underside of the upper arm
  • effective for up to 3 years
  • once removed fertility can occur within 1 week
  • replacement can be inserted the same day as an old Nexplanon® is removed
  • no daily pill or Rx refills
  • does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please visit Nexplanon® (www.nexplanon.com)