8 steps to boost the use of LARCs

A new action plan tackles misconceptions and Medicare rebates for the contraceptive implants and devices

A new action plan will tackle the misconceptions and lack of Medicare rebates that are deterring the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), public health advocates say.

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Mistaken beliefs such as “IUDs shouldn’t be used in nulliparous women” are one reason why so few women use LARCs, according to a consensus statement released by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).

A lack of clear guidelines and Medicare payments that fail to cover the cost of insertion of LARCs are also significant barriers to the most