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.