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Birth Control Implant

Have questions about how the birth control implant works, potential side effects and more? We have the answers in our birth control implant FAQs.

Where Is a Birth Control Implant Inserted?

The birth control implant is a thin rod that is about the size of a matchstick. It releases progestin into the body which prevents a woman from getting pregnant.  The birth control implant has an efficacy rate of over 90%  and remains effective for five years, after which a woman is…

What Are the Side Effects of a Birth Control Implant?

The birth control implant is an extremely effective method of contraception. However, like any other medication, it has a few side effects which users must be aware of: Headaches. These might be more severe in the morning but can be easily managed through the use of over-the-counter NSAIDs. Low back…

What Are the Benefits of a Birth Control Implant?

The birth control implant is a hormonal contraceptive that is used by many women. Here are some of the key benefits of a birth control implant: It provides excellent results and has a 99% effectiveness rate. If a pregnancy occurs while on the implant, it could be that…

How Effective Is a Birth Control Implant?

A birth control implant is a medical device that can be implanted in a woman’s body to prevent pregnancy. An implant can have an efficacy rate of 99%, which makes it the contraceptive of choice among many women today. Such high effectiveness makes the implant a nearly…

How Does a Birth Control Implant Work?

A birth control implant is a simple and effective method of birth control. How It Prevents Pregnancy When a birth control implant is inserted, it slowly releases progesterone. This prevents pregnancy in two ways: The progesterone gradually thickens the mucus in the cervix, which stops the sperm from swimming toward the…

What Is a Birth Control Implant?

The birth control implant is a commonly used method of contraception for women. The implant is a matchstick-sized plastic rod that is implanted under the skin of a woman’s non-dominant arm. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes between 15 and 30 minutes. There is no…

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