Relax, Johnny's Got You Covered

The Implant

99% effective

Description

Small flexible rod which is placed just under the skin on the inside of the upper arm. It can be felt under the skin but not seen.

How it Works

The rod slowly releases the female hormone progesterone, which stops ovulation (an egg being released). It also thickens the mucus at the neck of the womb making it difficult for sperm to enter, and thins the lining of the womb.

It is important that you talk to a doctor who will assess what contraceptive option is best for you

Advantages

  • Does not interrupt sex
  • Works for up to three years
  • May reduce painful periods

Drawbacks

  • May cause irregular bleeding, no bleeding at all, acne or weight gain
  • Insertion and removal must be done by a specially trained doctor
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections