The Contraceptive Implant is a small, flexible rod that's placed just under the skin of your upper arm. It releases progestogen hormone similar to the natural progesterone produced by the ovaries. It works for 3 years.
Effectiveness: Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy - one of the most effective methods there is.
Fit and Forget: Once you've got one, you don't need to remember to take or use contraception for 3 years.
Periods: May be irregular, stop or last longer. May help with heavy, painful periods.
STI Protection: No - Use external condoms or internal condoms to help protect yourself from STIs.
Hormone: Yes - The implant releases the hormone progestogen.