Mirena. Kyleena. Implanon. Girl’s names? NO! These are brand names for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives. Implanon is a contraceptive implant under the skin in your arm. IUDs (intra uterine devices) are small contraceptive devices that are placed in the uterus. There are two kinds – hormonal IUDs (sold as Mirena and Kyleena) and copper IUDs. Collectively, we call these contraceptives Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan talks with Dr Sue Mallett, a Launceston GP with a special interest in sexual and reproductive health, about how LARCs can be reliable, long-lasting ways of controlling your fertility.
- Article by Gina Rushton about her experience of having an IUD inserted https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/this-is-what-it-is-actually-like-to-have-an-iud-inserted
- Family Planning Tasmania
- Royal Women’s Hospital (Victoria) Information sheet on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, including their pros and cons https://www.thewomens.org.au/images/uploads/fact-sheets/Contraception-LARCs-2018.pdf
- Chinese Translation of an information sheet on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, including their pros and conshttps://www.thewomens.org.au/images/uploads/fact-sheets/Contraception-LARCs-Chinese-220119.pdf
- Easy English information on contraceptives from Family Planning Victoriahttps://www.fpv.org.au/assets/resources/Final-Contraceptive-Options-What-can-I-choose-KW-18062018_v1.pdf