Sunday, September 26, 2010

World Contraception Day 2010

September 26, 2010 is World Contraception Day

Be responsible


  1. I keep hearing an ad on the radio about some local women's clinics offering something called LARC (Long-Acting, Reversable Contraceptive). I'm thinking it's almost like an IUD, but I'm not sure.

  2. LARC: Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptives include both IUD/IUS and implants and sometime injections. Available LARC methods include:

    Intrauterine device (IUD) Copper devices such as ParaGard (10 years)and GyneFix (5 years)

    Intrauterine system (IUS) - Also known as an IUC, or intrauterine contraceptive or hormonal IUDs. Such as Mirena which continuously releases a progestin. (effective for 5 years)

    Contraceptive implants, such as Implanon (Good for 3 years) and Norplant/Jadelle which are now off the market

    LARC may sometimes include the Depo Provera injection that is effective for three months.

  3. I guess this clinic is talking about all of that in generalities, probably because they don't want to advertise any particular brand.

    BTW, I'm wondering what the progress is for the FDA approval of GynoFix or whatever it is you talk most about in copper IUDs.

  4. The Clinical trial for GyneFix that is being conducted here is going well. Approval of new contraceptive methods by the FDA can take years and the trials I think have at least another 18 months or so to run. Then there will be the data comparison phase with other trial locations so it will be at least several years... Sigh!


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