After an abortion, the last thing you want is to go through an unplanned pregnancy again. You may have discovered that remembering to take a contraceptive on a regular basis is not for you or that an accident with the condom ended up in an unplanned pregnancy. So, a contraceptive method that frees you from the responsibility of remembering to take your contraceptive or have it available when you need it may be right for you.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) can give you that freedom. Not only are they placed (the intrauterine system, the intrauterine device or the contraceptive implant) or injected (the 3-monthly contraceptive injection) just once to give you a highly effective and long period of contraceptive protection, but they can also be administered immediately after an abortion1,2,3,4. You can choose from 12 weeks to up to many years of contraceptive protection, depending on which method you decide on. Studies have shown that the risk of having a second abortion is lower if you choose a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) instead of a short-acting one after an abortion5.
Click on the links below to find out more about which long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) may be a suitable choice for you.