Contraceptive implants are a long-term birth control option for women. A contraceptive implant is a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is placed under the skin of the upper arm. It releases a low, steady dose of a progestational hormone.
One reason the birth control implant is so effective is that it’s easy to use. Advantages include:
• one of the highest levels of effectiveness of all contraceptives
• no need to worry about birth control for three years
• fertility returns as soon as the implant is removed
• appropriate for women who can’t use birth control that contains estrogen
Talk to your physician about it. To schedule an evaluation with a Memorial Hospital Provider contact one of our Rural Health Clinic Locations.