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Implantable Contraceptive

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The implantable contraceptive is a thin, match-sized rod implant placed on inner side of woman’s upper arm.
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How to use:
Thin, match-sized rod implant placed on inner side of woman’s upper arm continually releases a low, steady dose of progestin for up to three years.

When to use:
Must see a clinician to insert under the skin of the upper arm. Contraceptive must be replaced every three years.

Advantages:
• Implant works for three years.
• Does not interrupt sex.

Disadvantages:
• No protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS.
• Symptoms may include redness, swelling, pain and scarring in spot of implantation, headaches, mood swings, and irregular bleeding.

Effectiveness:
1 out of 100 women get pregnant when using this method properly.

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