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Too busy to remember your birth control?

An IUC or implant may be just right for you.

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

About LARCs

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

Planned Parenthood South Texas provides payment plans to cover the cost of your LARC.

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 for up to 5 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.

  • 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Lasts for up to 7 years

Non-hormonal IUC

The non-hormonal IUC is made of copper and doubles as emergency contraception if inserted within 3 days of unprotected sex.

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

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