Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Statement of Principles

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This statement, jointly written by the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) and SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice and endorsed by many reproductive justice organizations, argues that people should be provided with counseling and information necessary to make choices around utilizing long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). This should be done in a way that respects the rights of individuals, especially regarding their agency and bodily autonomy. The statement also acknowledges reproductive abuses and the complex history of LARCs.