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Fit and Forget

Take the stress out of the fun with Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Also known as Lasting and Reliable Contraception, LARC is convienient, reliable and puts you in control


  LARC methods are:

  •    Implant
  •    Injection
  •    Intrauterine device (IUD – also known as the coil)
  •    Intrauterine system (IUS – similar to a coil)

    Are they effective?

LARC methods are more effective than barrier methods (e.g. condoms  and femidoms) and oral contraceptives (pills). They are also reversible, that is once you stop using that method your fertility returns.


Are they easy to use?

LARCs are very convenient. Once applied, there’s nothing to remember each day – it just works and you get on with life.

Every method of contraception has its advantages and drawbacks. That's why it is important to speak with a doctor or nurse before choosing the method that is right for you.



Where can I find out more about LARCs?

For more information on contraceptive choices speak to your GP (family doctor) or visit your local sexual health service:

Visit or call 0300 300 2016 to locate local services in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Or you can use the FIND Services tab on this site to locate your nearest contraception service.

Click on the logo below to find out about all methods of contraception:


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