Reducing Unintended Pregnancy in the U.S. Through Promotion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: the LARC Program

Investigator: Cynthia Harper, PhD

Location(s): United States


Reducing unintended pregnancy requires a multifaceted approach that includes better education about sexuality and contraception, improved access to higher-quality family planning counseling and services, and more affordable methods and services. A transition from contraceptive methods that require continuing motivation and conscientious use to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) would markedly reduce unintended pregnancies.