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The contraceptive implant

The contraceptive implant is a little used method of contraception that has some advantages. Thus, the contraceptive implant can perfectly meet the expectations of some women.

How does it work ?

The contraceptive implant is a thin stick about 4 cm long and 2 mm in diameter (which looks like a small match) that the doctor implanted under the skin, in the inner part of the arm - a few centimeters above the elbow .
Active after 24 hours, and for 3 years, the implant will release a hormone (etonogestrel) that will have a contraceptive effect.
During the three months following the installation, a medical consultation is recommended to monitor the possible side effects that may occur during any hormonal contraception, and check the skin where the implant was placed.

Installation and removal

The pose is simple and fast. The contraceptive implant is pre-loaded in a sterile, disposable applicator. And the pose is performed by a doctor, with local anesthesia. Twenty-four hours later, the spread of the hormone is sufficient to provide effective contraception.

The removal is also done quickly, by a doctor, under local anesthesia, and requires a small skin incision.

As with other methods of contraception, the return to fertility is rapid after removal of the implant. Hormonal levels return to their initial values ​​in less than a week.

This implant can be removed at any time when the woman wishes. It can be left in place for up to three years, no longer having effect after.

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