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Contraceptive Implant

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Contraceptive implant

Pregnancy prevention for up to 5 years, remove at any time

An effective, long-acting and reversible method of contraception
The contraceptive implant is a small, plastic rod (or sometimes 2 rods) that is put into the upper arm, preventing pregnancy for 3 to 5 years.

The implant is a long-acting method of contraception. Long-acting methods of contraception all have the advantage that, once in place, you don’t need to think about them until they need replacing and none of them interrupt sex.

At Reproductive Health Service, we recommend these types of contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies as they are over 99% effective when used properly.

Implant advantages

Implants offer numerous advantages as a long-acting, reversible method of contraception.

  • Easily inserted by a trained Reproductive Health Service provider
  • It can last up to 5 years
  • Can be easily removed
  • Fertility returns rapidly after it is removed
  • It does not interrupt sex.

These benefits come from the correct use of a contraceptive implant when inserted by a trained provider. If using an implant, you should also make sure to follow any product manufacturer instructions.

Things to consider

When deciding if an implant is right for you, here are a few quick facts you should consider:

  • The implant is inserted like an injection
  • Irregular bleeding can occur, but this can often be managed with medication to help it settle down
  • Periods may stop, but this is nothing to worry about
  • It requires a simple procedure to remove it.

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