Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is a category of ‘set-and-forget’ contraceptive methods that prevent unplanned pregnancy with a high degree of reliability and efficacy. They do not require the user to adhere to a daily or episodic regime, as demanded by hormonal birth control pills or condoms, and so maintain a high degree of protection over months and years.

Our clinics offer a full range of LARC options and consultation services on methods such as contraceptive injection, contraceptive implant or rod, the copper intrauterine device (IUD) and hormonal intrauterine system (IUS). We also provide safe, permanent vasectomy procedures for men.

Choosing a LARC from the range of options available is a matter of working out what is right for your individual situation. For instance, long-acting reversible contraception very reliably protects against unplanned pregnancy but does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Whatever you decide, you need to feel confident that you are reliably protected against unplanned pregnancy.

For more information, head to our contraception website. To find out which type of contraception option suits you best, take our contraception quiz.

Speak to our friendly staff or book online

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Long-acting reversible contraception cost

Prices are based on the minimum cost for each procedure for patients holding a valid Medicare card. Further discounts apply for Healthcare Card holders in many cases. Visit the prices page to understand the factors that influence cost, or contact us to get an exact price based on your personal circumstances.

* Prices quoted do not include the cost of the device or injection. Please contact us for a detailed quote. If you would like to have an IUD, IUS or a contraceptive implant, removed or replaced, contact us for pricing.

Reliable contraception: what to expect

Do you want to know more about LARC? Watch these videos or head to our contraception website.

Speak to our friendly staff or book online

to make a contraception appointment