Give NW Coast youth a say about what matters to them!

Throughout 2018, Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) will be working intensively on the North West Coast, delivering our exciting new project LARC4U.

LARC4U aims to reduce the rate of unplanned teenage pregnancies by increasing knowledge in the community, and improving access to LARC.  LARC, which includes the contraceptive implant (Implanon) and Intra-Uterine Devices (IUDs), is the most effective contraception for preventing unplanned pregnancy and most women who try a LARC method are happy with it. Women on the North West Coast are able to access LARC at Family Planning Tasmania’s Burnie clinic.

As part of LARC4U, Family Planning Tasmania will be conducting an online survey managed through survey monkey. This survey will be a UTAS Tasmanian Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) endorsed Research project and targets young people aged 15 to 24 living in Tasmania. HREC reference number [H17318].

Participants in the survey will be asked questions regarding their knowledge of LARC (Long Acting reversible Contraception), the influences or barriers to choosing LARC, and sources of information about LARC. The aim of the Research Survey is to inform the LARC4U Health Promotion Campaign including the development of health information, marketing collateral and smartphone app. The survey results will enable FPT to ensure LARC4U health information resources and Smart phone application are locally focused.

For more information or to register your interest in assisting in survey circulation, education and health promotion activities and events please contact LARC4U NW Project Officer Judy Brown on ph:  0448761419 or email: