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Women's Health
May 6, 2022

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception With Contraceptive Implants and Intrauterine Devices

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  • 2Center on Gender Equity and Health, University of California, San Diego
  • 3Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
JAMA. 2022;327(20):2013-2014. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.5448

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), is highly effective, with typical-use failure rates of less than 1 pregnancy per 100 person-years of use.1 Fertility returns rapidly after discontinuation of LARC.2

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