There are three types of LARC that are available in Australia:
• a contraceptive implant that is placed under the skin of your arm – it lasts for 3 years (Implanon NXT®)
• an IUD (intra-uterine device). This is a small device that is placed inside your uterus – it lasts for 5 to 10 years depending on the type that is used (Mirena®, Copper IUD)
• a contraceptive injection (DMPA) given every 12 weeks
LARCs will stop you getting pregnant for a number of months or years.
They are inexpensive, reversible and highly effective to prevent pregnancy (as they don’t rely on you to use). They don’t interfere with you having sex and no one knows you have one (unless you tell them!).
You don’t need to go to a hospital to get a LARC – ALL these options are available at Royal Park Medical. See your GP today.
Online bookings at www.royalparkmedical.com.au or call 03 8301 5500