LARC uptake rises on back of GP registrar prescribing

One-quarter of GP registrars’ contraceptive consults result in LARC scripts

GP prescribing of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) has been considered low in Australia, but a new study suggests this might be changing, with relatively higher rates being found among registrars.


The research shows that 25% of GP registrars’ contraceptive consults with female patients result in prescription for an implant, IUD or depot injection.

In comparison, 2011 BEACH data estimated only 15% of contraceptive consultations with GPs involved LARCs. 

The new analysis, led by GP academics from the University