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LARC Study: More Consistent Use, Lower Pregnancy Rate

September 26, 2016

(Med Page Today) – In a partially randomized trial, women were given the choice as to whether they wanted to be randomized to a particular contraception method (short-acting or long-acting) or if they had a preferred method. Of the women who were randomized, LARC users were significantly more likely to continue with it, and showed a significantly lower rate of unintended pregnancy, compared with women randomized to short-acting methods, reported David Hubacher, PhD, of FHI 360, a non-profit organization in Durham, N.C., and colleagues.

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