In-between children

In-between children

You’ve had one or more children, but for various reasons now is not the right time to have another. You may want another baby one day but that may not be for several years. You may want to do a part-time job while the kids are at school, or even a bit of studying. So, you may want a contraceptive that will help you avoid getting pregnant for quite some time into the future, but when you do decide to have another child you’d like to be able to do so soon after you stop taking it. You might not prefer the Pill because in the past you may have experienced some problems using it. Furthermore, you may be a bit too disorganised to always remember to take it. You may feel that condoms are a bit of a turn-off and stop sex being as spontaneous as it could be.

If any of these situations describe you, then a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) may be a suitable choice for you. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) work straight away from the first day you use them, and they just need to be administered once after which they provide from 12 weeks to up to several years of contraceptive protection, depending on the method you choose1,2,3,4.

If you do decide to have another child, you can start using a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) shortly after giving birth as they are safe to use while breastfeeding1,2,3,4.

Click on the links below to find out more about which long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) may be a suitable choice for you.