Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita is offering free or reduced-cost long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) to women who qualify. The program began on April 3, 2017, the four-year anniversary of the clinic’s opening.

LARCs, which include IUDs (intrauterine devices), provide effective and reliable birth control for up to 10 years.

Trust Women received an $88,640 grant from an anonymous donor to make LARCs available to patients of its Wichita clinic.

“This program will allow us to help women who do not wish to have children at this time but who might not be able to afford long-acting reversible contraception,” said Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women. “We are thrilled to begin offering this program on our fourth anniversary. Helping women manage their reproductive health care is a core value at Trust Women.”

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, LARCs are the most effective form of birth control available. During the first year of typical use, the association reports, less than one in 100 women using long-acting reversible contraception will become pregnant.

Women interested in the program may call South Wind Women’s Center at 316-260-6934 to learn more about the program and to see if they qualify.

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