The implant is a small, soft piece of plastic placed under the skin in a woman’s upper arm containing the hormone called progestogen. The implant works by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg.
The implant is more than 99% effective (this means that each year less than one woman in a 100 will get pregnant using this method to prevent pregnancy).
Your periods usually become shorter, lighter and sometimes less painful.
The implant can last up to 3 years once inserted.
Some women may experience irregular bleeding
A small procedure is required to fit and remove an implant.
An implant is fitted by using either a local anaesthetic injection or a freezing cold spray at the top of your arm. The Doctor/Nurse will then insert the implant just under the skin.