The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Office of Population Affairs (OPA) recommend stocking a broad range of contraceptive methods, including IUDs and implants [6]. Having LARC methods in stock ahead of demand facilitates same-day provision and helps avoid pharmacy access problems for some patients. Research also supports the practice of stocking these methods for same-day provision, as there is no medical reason to require more than one visit for initiation of LARC methods for women without contraindications to these methods [8].

Learn more about forecasting for LARC provision if your practice has not offered these methods, obtaining supplies, ways to lower the cost of supplies, and what to do with too much or too little stock.