Aust women missing out on LARCs

Part of the problem is a misconception about safety and a failure by doctors to keep up to date with the latest thinking, according to an article in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia.

In one study, LARCs were found to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy 20-fold compared with women using the pill, patch or vaginal ring, said the article by the University of Sydney’s Dr Kirsten Black and colleagues.

“In general, Australian women have little awareness of the