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Episode 3: LARCs – contraceptives that will help you to sing on the wing

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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.