LARC: Tips for troublesome bleeding

Despite their proven benefits, long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC*) are underutilised in Australia. While reasons for their low uptake are multiple, perceptions about troublesome bleeding may play a part in deterring some women from trying these effective methods.

It is therefore essential for GPs to provide women with evidence-based information about expected LARC bleeding patterns and, more importantly, for women to be aware that strategies exist to manage troublesome bleeding