What is IMPLANON?
IMPLANON® is a small plastic rod containing a hormone called etonogestrel that is implanted into your arm.
How does it work, and is it effective?
IMPLANON® is a small rod inserted under the skin of your upper arm that slowly releases the hormone into your body. The rod can remain in place and provide continuous contraception for up to 3 years. When inserted correctly the IMPLANON is 99.8% effective, and the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1%.
Are there any side effects from using the IMPLANON?
The most common side effect is a change in your menstrual period
What should I know about choosing the IMPLANON?