Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) will stop you getting pregnant for a number of months or years.There are three types of LARC that you can use.
Contraceptive Implants (Implanon)
Implanon is a contraceptive rod containing the hormone etonogestrel, which is similar to the naturally occurring hormone progesterone, made by a woman’s ovaries. It is about the size of a match – four centimetres long and two millimetres wide.
Contraceptive Injection (Depo)
Depo is short for Depo-Provera® or Depo-Ralovera®. It contains a hormone that is similar to the naturally occurring progesterone made by a woman’s ovaries.
Intrauterine Device (IUD) Contraception
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive device that is put into the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy. The two types available in Australia are the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD (MirenaTM).
Contraceptive Injection for Men
Contraceptive injections for men are not yet available in Australia, but clinical studies suggest that the combination of the hormones testosterone and progesterone may provide a safe, effective and reversible method of male contraception in the future.
In this section
- Key Facts about Contraception
- Your Contraceptive Choices
- Postnatal Contraception
- Breast Health
- Cervical Health
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Menstrual Cycle
- Molloscum Contagiosum
- Pap Smear Test (Cervical Screening)
- TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
- Vaginal Discharge
- Vulval Health
- Teenage Health
- STI & BBV: Get the Facts
- STI & BBV Testing: What to Expect at FPV
- Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
- Genital Herpes
- Genital Warts
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
- Mycoplasma Genitalium
- Tattoos and Body Piercing
- Tattoos and Body Piercing Safety Checklist