This is a flexible plastic rod that is placed under the skin of the upper arm. When in place it releases a hormone to prevent pregnancy.
An implant birth control system is a flexible plastic rod that is placed under the skin of the upper arm.. When in place it releases a hormone (progestin) to prevent pregnancy.
A contraceptive implant system prevents pregnancy by:
Your healthcare provider may recommend this type of birth control if you:
A contraceptive implant may not be recommended if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been evaluated or:
It is important to remember that a contraceptive implant does not protect against any STDs. If you are not in a committed relationship with a single partner, you should practice safe sex and use a condom during any sexual contact.
Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your birth control options. If you decide to use a contraceptive implant, ask your healthcare provider the following questions.
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