Free! We pay for what your insurance or other programs may not cover. LARC. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Contact us today! 615-671-STEP (615-671-7837).

Partner with A Step Ahead Foundation

If you are a physician or a clinic and would like to partner with A Step Ahead Foundation, please contact our office, we would love to talk with you.

Please help us educate women and families about LARC. LARC is a safe and effective birth control method for family planning that is easily removed when a woman is ready to start having children.

Continuing Medical Education / LARC Clinical Training

The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Dr. Jeff Peipert, MD

This lecture has been designed to emphasize the importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and the potential impact on our community. The topic has been selected to improve knowledge and patient outcomes.

To view this CME Lecture please click here: The Importance of LARC

Meeting a National Priority in Contraception: Increasing Confidence and Acceptance in LARC. Anneberg Center for Health Sciences

Long-Acting reversible contraceptions are the most efective and yet the least utilized contraceptive methods. Unintended pregnancy rates with typical and perfect use are less than 1%… There are pervasive misconceptions about eligibility for LARC as well as the safety and efficacy of this method of birth control.

To view this free lecture please click here: Meeting a National Priority in Contraception

The American Congress of Obstericians and Gynecologist

The ACOG has the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Program has LARC Clinician Education and Training available to provide education and tools for LARC awareness.

To view this resource please click here: ACOG LARC Program

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

CME/CE Opportunities

      – Request ARHP Session

– Clinical Minute

– On demand Webinars

– Virtual Clinic and events calendar

To view this CME and informational link, please click here: ARHP Clinical Minute

Family Planning National Clinical Training Center

Te NCTC holds “National Family Planning Clinical Symposiums” multiple times a year throughout the nation. These trainings provide an opportunity to participate in different areas of family planning training courses, including:

      • Billing and Coding


• PRECEPTOR training

To view more information and calendar of events please click here: NCTC


Encourage LARC use, get the facts

      Female OB/GYNs have a 25 times greater usage rate of IUDs compared to the general U.S. population.

The continuation rate for LARC at two years was 77%

Women who used LARCs were less likely to discontinue their method at two years compared to non-LARC users

Study author, Jeffrey F. Peipert, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Div of Clinical Research, Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine

Resources and News

CDC – United States Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2010

The US MEC is intended to assist health care providers when counseling women, men, and couples about contraceptives method choice. The US MEC provides guidance on the safety of contraceptive method use for women with specific characteristics and medical conditions.

• New mobile tool available for CDC’s MEC for contraceptive Use, 2010

• Summary charts in English and Spanish for medical professionals when counseling women

• Comprehensive Contraceptive Guidance and CDC Expert Video Commentary on Medical Criteria for Contraceptive Use

• WHO (World Health Organization): MEC Criteria for Contraceptive Use, Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive

Use, WHO MEC Wheel, and Family Planning

To utilize this resource please click here : United States medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2010

Check out some studies and articles on LARC

The Contraceptive Choice

Family Practice News – Dr. Tessa Madden

New England Journal of Medicine

Guttmacher Institute