Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) has gained popularity in the last decade as a safe and effective contraceptive choice. LARC includes intrauterine devices and the contraceptive implant. AWHONN supports the availability of LARC as a first-line, contraceptive option. The resources below are intended to provide clinical guidance, patient education information, and more.
Resources for Nurses and Other Clinicians
- AWHONN’s position statement, Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives, offers support for insurance coverage for LARC and LARC insertion in the immediate postpartum period.
- AWHONN supports the recently released ACOG Committee Opinion 670, Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception.
- Articles in Nursing for Women’s Health
- Articles in JOGNN
- Evidenced-based guidelines for delivering family planning services from the U.S. Office of Population Affairs
- An implementation toolkit for those living in states with Medicaid coverage for immediate postpartum LARC insertion.
- Additional Resources
- ACOG’s LARC Program includes resources such as Committee Opinion 539, Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices; Practice Bulletin 121, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices; and more.
- ASTHO’s LARC Learning Community provides strategies for establishing Medicaid payment policies or pilots programs to implement immediate postpartum LARC initiatives.
Resources for Women and Health Care Consumers
- Resources in AWHONN’s Healthy Mom&Baby
- Lynn Erdman’s column in the Huffington Post; How Birth Control Contributes To Healthier Moms And Babies