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About Implant

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.

SDM Users

Almost all women can safely use implants even those who:

Had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy

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cigarettes

Are
breastfeeding

Have
anemia

Have treated or
untreated HIV

Implant Procedure
Vasetomy Procedure

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.

Benefits of DMPA

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.

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Recommended for women who can’t use birth control with estrogen.

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