Methods We Cover

LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives)

LARCs are a category of birth control that provides effective contraception for an extended period without much thinking on your part. Some methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and sub-dermal (under the skin) arm implants that provide contraception for years. LARCs are entirely reversible and some of the most effective methods out there: typically, less than 1% of women become pregnant on a LARC.

Learn more about different LARCs below or download our PDF with detailed information about the methods we cover.

A soft, flexible piece of plastic that releases small amounts of hormones to prevent pregnancy; lasts 3-6 years depending on device; 99% effective
Non-Hormonal IUD
A small hormone-free device with a copper coating that acts as a natural sperm repellent; lasts up to 10 years; 99% effective
A matchstick-sized plastic rod inserted under your skin in the arm that releases a small amount of pregnancy preventing hormones; lasts up to 3 years; 99% effective

Short-Acting Oral Contraceptives

Short-acting oral contraceptives are a very effective form of pregnancy prevention that needs to be taken daily.

Taking the pill requires you to think about taking them every day at the same time. The pill is also reversible, meaning once you stop taking it, the contraceptive effect wears off rapidly, and you can become pregnant as quickly as someone using no contraceptive.

Oral tablets that have to be taken every day at the same time; release the hormones progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy
Combination Pill*
Oral tablets that have to be taken every day at the same time, with no break between packs; these pills only contain a progestin hormone, making them ideal for women who cannot take estrogen-containing options.
* Not ALL brands are covered by A Step Ahead Chattanooga.

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