What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods?
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.
What is an IUD?
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a little, t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide birth control.
The IUD is a small, T-shaped, plastic device that is inserted into and left inside the uterus. There are two types of IUDs: