Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), is highly effective, with typical-use failure rates of less than 1 pregnancy per 100 person-years of use.1 Fertility returns rapidly after discontinuation of LARC.2
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Corresponding Author: Sarah Averbach, MD, MAS, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Family Planning, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Dr, #7433, La Jolla, CA 92037 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: May 6, 2022. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.5448
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Averbach reports grants from National Institutes of Health and Society of Family Planning Research Fund outside the submitted work and serving as an advisor to Bayer on insertion technique for immediate postpartum intrauterine device placement. No other disclosures were reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank Eve Espey, MD, MPH (University of New Mexico), for her assistance in reviewing the manuscript.
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