Also called: Progestin-Only Subdermal Implant, Implantable Contraception, Birth Control Implant, Implanon
The contraceptive implant (Implanon) is a small flexible plastic rod that’s placed under the skin in your upper arm by a midwife, nurse or doctor. The implant releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years.
Almost all women can safely use implants even those who:
Had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
Have treated or
The implant procedure requires a visit to your doctor.
A single implant is inserted subdermally in the upper arm of the woman. The implant is inserted at the inner side of the non-dominant upper arm to reduce any injury.
The device should be removed after three years.
Implants are highly effective, reversible, and last for 3 years.
It doesn’t interfere with sex.
A woman becomes fertile again as soon as the implant is removed.
Recommended for women who can’t use birth control with estrogen.