Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) are contraceptive methods that require administration less than once a month. LARC methods can be described as ‘set and forget’ because they do not require the user to frequently remember to do something, such as take a daily pill or use a condom for contraception.
They are highly effective in typical use and offer additional benefits, such as a reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding and menstrual pain. Further, international evidence shows that LARC has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates. Despite this, LARC take-up is lower in Australia than in other developed countries. FPAA advocates the increased uptake of LARC in Australia. For more information on LARC and the role of Family Planning Alliance Australia, please refer to the documents on this page.