Pregnant person has blood pressure checked by doctor.

Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting
Reversible Contraception (IPLARC)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG, 2016) recommends that women should be counseled prenatally about the option for immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (IPLARC) due to its potential to reduce unintended and short-interval pregnancies. The PA PQC’s IPLARC initiative supports this recommendation.


Participating hospitals
19 of 21 participating hospitals have achieved the first goal of the IPLARC initiative and are now routinely counseling, offering, and providing immediate postpartum LARC.

Key Interventions

Ensure LARCs are available for immediate postpartum insertion

Establish reimbursement processes

Educate providers and staff on informed consent, shared decision making, and recommendations related to IPLARC