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Too Busy to Remember Your Birth Control?

An IUC or implant may be just right for you.

These long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are highly effective. Visit the birth control experts at Planned Parenthood South Texas to learn more. 

About LARCs

LARCs are the most effective forms of reversible birth control. They're safe and effective for most women and teens, and can be removed at any time at a health center if you're ready to get pregnant.

Planned Parenthood South Texas provides payment assistance that covers most of the cost of these birth control methods. We also offer monthly payment plans to fit your budget.

Note: LARCs do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. In order to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections, also use a condom during intercourse. 

Hormonal Implant

The implant is a thin, matchstick-sized plastic rod that's implanted under the skin of your upper arm.

  • 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Contains etonogestrel, a progestin hormone used in some birth control methods
  • Lasts up to 4 years

Hormonal IUC

The hormonal IUC is made of plastic and releases a small amount of the synthetic hormone progestin to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix.

  • Effectiveness at preventing pregnancy: 99.9%
  • Lasts for up to 5 years

Non-hormonal IUC

The non-hormonal IUC is made of copper

  • Contains no hormones
  • 98% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Last for up to 12 years