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.
- 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.
- 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.