A long-term contraceptive method.

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A contraceptive implant is a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is placed under the skin of a woman’s upper arm by a medical expert to prevent pregnancy.

How does the Implant work?

The implant releases a slow, steady dose of progestin (a hormone) into your body. Progestin prevents your ovary from releasing an egg (ovulation). It also thickens the mucus in your cervix, which makes it hard for sperm to reach an egg (in the rare chance ovulation happens). Progestin also thins your uterine lining, making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant.

Frequently asked questions about the Implant

It may feel uncomfortable for a moment, but it shouldn’t hurt.

The implant can be inserted at any point in your menstrual cycle (as long as you’re not pregnant).
If it’s inserted during the first five days of your cycle, it protects you against pregnancy immediately. If it’s after five days into your cycle, you should use a backup contraception (like a condom) for seven days.

-The implant can be removed by our medical experts anytime you decide it’s not right for you or you want to get pregnant.
-You don’t have to remember to take it daily or change it weekly.
-You can get pregnant immediately after removing the implant.
-It doesn’t interfere with your sexual spontaneity.

Can Any Woman Use the Implant?

You shouldn’t use birth control implants if you think you may already be pregnant or you have:

  • Sensitivity to any part of the implant
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Breast cancer (now or in the past)
  • Liver disease
  • History of blood clots

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