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The Contraceptive Implant
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The Contraceptive Implant


The contraceptive implant is a really discreet and easy way to protect yourself from falling pregnant.

To fit the implant a health professional must insert the small flexible tube (which is filled with hormones) under the skin of your upper arm. This tube produces progestogen to prevent pregnancy and lasts for three years. It lasts for up to three years. 

This is another great option for those women who are thinking about pregnancy in the future but want a longer-term, temporary (we know that sounds odd) method, as once it is removed your fertility levels go straight back to normal!

Pros:

  • Once it is in you don't have to think about contraception for three years.
  • It's good for those who cannot remember to take the Pill.
  • It is not affected by other medicines.
  • If you experience negative side effects it can be taken out immediately by a health professional.
Cons:
  • Sometimes the fact that you can feel the implant can put women off.
  • Irregular, unpredictable bleeding.


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2012/10/20
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