Implant

A small soft tube is placed under the skin of the inner upper arm. It steadily releases a progestogen hormone into the bloodstream to make the womb an unsuitable place for a fertilised egg to attach.

Pros:

  • Single rod works for 3 years.
  • When the implant is taken out a woman’s fertility will return immediately.
  • You don’t have to think about contraception for as long as the implant works.

Cons:

  • Does not protect against STIs.
  • Periods are often irregular for at least the first year, with some bleeding in between, or may be missed.
  • May be temporary side effects such as headaches and breast tenderness.

 

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