Vidhi Gadson MDVidhi Gadson, MD

Want the most effective method of birth control without the every day, every week, or every month hassle of remembering and worrying?

Then long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods may be the answer for you. These methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. 

Facts:

  • If pregnancy is desired or you want to stop using this method, it can be removed ANY time.
  • Fewer than 1 in 100 women using an IUD or an implant will become pregnant. This rate is in the same range as that for sterilization.
  • Long-term studies show overall LARC is more effective than birth control pills, the patch, or the ring.  
  • Once it is in place, you do not have to do anything else to prevent pregnancy.
  • No one can tell that you are using birth control.
  • It does not interfere with sex or daily activities.    

LARC has been backed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and your doctors at Novas, Dohr, Coll & Gadson Ob/Gyn Associates & Medical Spa.

Ask us about LARC at your next annual visit, or sooner, if this sounds like the right method for you!