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LARCs (also known as Long Acting Reversible Contraception) are an alternative to the pill and could suit some people better.
LARC methods are the:
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.
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.
For more information on contraceptive choices speak to your GP (family doctor) or visit your local sexual health service:
Visit www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk 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: