Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

  • Raj Mathur
  • Swati JhaEmail author


Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods are an important treatment option for women requesting contraception. They refer to hormonal and non-hormonal methods that require use less frequently than once every month or every cycle. In contrast to some other commonly used methods, such as oral contraceptives and barriers, the effectiveness of LARC does not depend on daily administration or consistent techniques. Health professionals prescribing LARCS should be familiar with UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (UKMEC) updated in 2016. Reasons for litigations relate to complications of individual methods but causes common to all methods are failure to communicate, adequately consent or ensure confidentiality in prescribing.


LARC Mirena Cu T Depot Implant Reversible contraception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester University NHS Foundation TrustManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyJessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUK

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