Molly Boydon, spokesperson for BPAS, said:
“LARC has long been seen as desirable from a public health perspective and it can be a brilliant method of contraception that gives women the most effective protection against unwanted pregnancy. However research has shown that many women and girls can feel under pressure to accept this method and can also experience challenges when seeking removal.
“There must be equitable access for all those who request LARC, including for removal of LARC, and women and girls must have access to resources that enable them to make choices with the full understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of all available contraceptive methods.”
For further information, please contact Katherine O’Brien, BPAS Associate Director of Campaigns and Communications, on katherine.o’firstname.lastname@example.org or 07881 265276.
BPAS is a charity that sees over 100,000 women a year for reproductive healthcare services including pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management and contraception at clinics across Great Britain. It supports and advocates for reproductive choice. BPAS also runs the Centre for Reproductive Research and Communication, which seeks to develop and deliver a research agenda that furthers women’s access to evidence-based reproductive healthcare, driven by an understanding of women’s perspectives and needs. You can find out more here: www.bpas.org/get-involved/centre-for-reproductive-research-communication/
In 2021, BPAS launched BPAS Fertility, England’s first not-for-profit fertility service, to provide ethical, evidence-based, person-centred care that supports patients. We provide a safe, high-quality, and accessible service, without profiteering from patients. Our service gives those ineligible for NHS funding an affordable option to access the care they need.