Counsel on Convenience and Effectiveness Of Immediate Postpartum LARC

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Unplanned pregnancies can happen in the postpartum period. Data indicate 40-57% of women report having unprotected intercourse before the routine six-week postpartum visit.1,2 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has just issued a new committee opinion on the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the postpartum period to help stem such pregnancies.3

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