|Injection||Injectable||Every 3 Months||Health Care Professional|
|Implant||Implantable||Every 3 Years||Health Care Professional|
|Intrauterine Device||Intrauterine||Every 3-5 years||Health Care Professional|
Up to 24 hours before sex
& for 6 hours after sex
|Diaphragm||Vaginal||Every time before sex||Self|
|Spermicide||Vaginal||Every time before sex||Self|
|Cervical Cap||Vaginal||Every time before sex||Self|
|Female Condom||Vaginal||Every time before sex||Self|
|Male Condom||Vaginal||Every time before sex||Self|
|Intrauterine Device||Intrauterine||Every 10 Years||Health Care Professional|
LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception)
ACOG states "Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. Both methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for several years, and are easy to use. Both are reversible—if you want to become pregnant or if you want to stop using them, you can have them removed at any time." Each of the below links explain effectiveness, comparisons, benefits, what each device/system is exactly, how each is used along with sides effects and/or risks. Being informed is the best tool to make decisions.
AFMC, ACOG, CDC and many other organizations support LARC. There is information on each of their websites regarding LARC and we have also attached a brochure, video and links to each of their sites for you to review. Please check out this information to help you make an informed decision by clicking below on the line of description.
AFMC (Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care) with Video
ACOG (The Amerian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist)
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
AFMC Brochure on LARC
The Center for Women
628 Hospital Drive, Ste. 2A
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-4431 fax
There are many methods of contraception that are available to you. While contraception is primarily used to prevent pregnancy, it also provides a variety of additional benefits. Those benefits can improve such clinical diagnosis of:
*Polycystic ovary syndrome
Your clinician can help decide which method is best for you. The many options that are available to you are listed in the charts below.
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