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Last review from:
Latifa, Ghana, 06/06/2021
Implants, Rings, Patches & Shots
Implanon is a type of contraceptive implant – it is a small, flexible plastic rod (it’s 4cm long) that is inserted under the skin of your upper arm by a medical professional. It is a long-term birth control option for women – it lasts up to 3 years.
Implanon works by slowly releasing a progestational hormone to thicken cervical mucus and thin the lining of the uterus. Usually ovulation stops too and women may experience that their periods stop or become lighter.
Implanon is suitable for most women, and it can be used by women who are breast-feeding, because it does not contain estrogen.
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Key facts about Implanon
- Implanon is around 99% effective
- If you do get pregnant while on Implanon, there is a chance of ectopic pregnancy (when the fertilised egg implants outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tubes)
- You have the implant removed after three years (although you can have it removed before if it is causing problems)
- The implant is inserted into your upper arm (they usually ask whether you’re right or left handed) and removed by a doctor in a quick process, using local anasthetic
- You should use a back up contraceptive method for a week after insertion
- Implanon does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (condoms, condoms, condoms!)
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