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.
• Implant works for three years.
• Does not interrupt sex.
• 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.
1 out of 100 women get pregnant when using this method properly.