Implant

Implant

The implant is a method of LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception). Small in size, the implant is inserted beneath the skin where it steadily releases a hormone to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy.

Advantages:

  • Over 99% effective.
  • Contains one hormone: progestogen.
  • Works for 3 years.
  • You don’t have to worry about or remember contraception whilst the implant is in place.
  • Fertility will return to normal once the implant is removed.

Disadvantages:

  • Your periods may change, sometimes lasting longer, at other times becoming irregular or even stopping completely.
  • Insertion and removal must be carried out by a trained doctor or nurse.
  • Some medicines may stop the implant from working. Please let the nurse or doctor know if you taking any other medication.
  • The contraceptive implant does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections, so you will need to use condoms as well.
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