Long-acting birth control is sometimes referred to as LARC, which stands for “long-acting reversible contraceptive.” Aside from being extremely effective, these birth control methods have many benefits ranging from convenience to limited side effects. Take a look at the benefits of the specific long-acting birth controls methods we offer.
IUD (Intrauterine Device)
IUDs are small T-shaped devices that are placed in the uterus to prevent fertilization of the eggs. These devices, once inserted, can remain in the uterus for 3 to 10 years, depending on whether it is a hormonal or copper IUD. Therefore, IUDs are extremely low maintenance as you can essentially forget about it once it is inserted. The effectiveness rate of IUDs are over 99%, so you can rest assured knowing you have the utmost protection when choosing one of these devices. These devices have been known to lighten the flow of periods and relieve severe cramps in many women. Plus, if you ever decide you want to try to get pregnant, you can have the device removed at any time, and you regain fertility very quickly.
The contraceptive implants are small devices about the size of a matchstick, that are inserted underneath the skin near the bicep. It releases progestin into the body that prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs. The benefits of this device are very similar to those of the IUD. The implant’s effectiveness rate is over 99%, it can lighten periods and cramps, can easily be removed, and you can regain fertility very quickly. The implant can stay in your arm for up to 3 years, so it is also very low maintenance and manageable.
The Depo-Provera shot is a quarterly injection that prevents pregnancy. The shot is typically administered by a doctor or nurse, but in some cases, the shots can be sent home with you to administer yourself which maximizes its convenience. Many women have reported lighter periods when using the shot. If you decide to try for a baby, you will regain fertility fairly quickly after stopping the shots, but it may take between 9 and 10 months for your body to fully readjust. Since you only have to get the shot 4 times per year, it is also considered a very low maintenance birth control method.
At A Step Ahead East Tennessee, LARC birth controls methods are the only methods we offer coverage for, due to their high effectiveness rates, the little maintenance they require, and the health benefits they offer. Contact us today or visit our website for more information on how we can help you get the birth control you need at this time in your life.
4/2/2020 12:06:22 pm
It's great to read that IUDs can last from 3 to 10 years depending on which kind you get, and the effectiveness rate is more than 99%. My oldest daughter is needing to find a more long-term birth control option. I'll see if she'd be interested in looking into an IUD as an option.
2/26/2021 02:47:19 pm
It's interesting that you point out that IUDs are a very effective form of birth control. My wife and I have decided that we want to wait a few years before having kids, so I'm thinking about recommending an IUD to her. I'm going to search for a good OB-GYN clinic in the area that offers IUD treatment for birth control.
4/20/2021 02:52:25 pm
It's valuable that you mention that IUDs can prevent accidental pregnancy for multiple years. My wife and I decided that we want to wait a few years before having children, so we are thinking about going to a gynecologist so that she can get an IUD. I'm going to search for a good gynecologist in the area that can help.
5/4/2021 05:45:37 pm
I had no idea that there was a style of implants that can prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs which can lighten periods, and cramps. My wife has been thinking about getting some birth control because we don't want to have kids until we are sure that we can reliably provide for them. Making sure that she can get an implant from a professional could help us to be a lot safer.
1/10/2023 03:00:06 pm
I really like how you said that they are 99% effective. My sister was at my house last night for dinner, and she talked about how her cramps have been getting worse over the past couple of weeks, so she wants to look into trying birth control for it. I'll pass this information along to her so she can look into trying an IUD!
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