Chester Clinic &

Steeleville Family Practice

Subdermal Birth Control Implants

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.

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