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Know All about the Birth Control Method - Birth Control Implant

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Birth Control Implant is one of the latest addition in the segment of birth control methods. Birth control implant is a permanent solution and prevents unwanted pregnancy for a time period of up to 3 years. This birth control method is better than oral contraceptive pills.

The implant is a super effective and convenient way to prevent pregnancy for up to 4 years- you get it, then forget it. The birth control implant is a tiny, thin rod about the size of a matchstick. The implant releases hormones into your body that prevent you from getting pregnant. It gets-it-and-forget-it birth control. The implant is one of the best birth control methods and better than the oral contraceptive pills. 

How does the birth control implant work?

The birth control implant is a thin, tiny rod just about of the size of a single matchstick. The implant is one of the best birth control methods and better than the oral contraceptive pills. It releases the hormone progestin to stop you from getting pregnant or you cannot conceive.

Birth control methods, Contraception

The hormones in the contraception implant prevent pregnancy in two ways:

  • Progestin thickens the mucus on your cervix, which stops sperm from swimming through to your egg. When sperm can't meet up with an egg, pregnancy can't happen.
  • Progestin can also stop eggs from leaving your ovaries (called ovulation), so there's no egg to fertilize. When eggs aren't released, you can't get pregnant.

What is the Effectiveness ofbirthcontrol implant?

Birth control implant gives you great, long-term protection against pregnancy it's more than 99% effective. The implant is one of the best birth control methods and better than the oral contraceptive pills. Once you get the contraception implant out of your body, you can plan to conceive or getting pregnant will be easier. 

How long it is Effective

It gives protection for 3 years.

What are the advantages of birth control implant?

  • This is a long-term method of birth control
  • Very effective against pregnancy
  • It is easy to use, Unlike other birth control methods (condom, pills, etc) you don’t need to remember to take/use every time
  • It is easy to remove and it can be removed anytime

What are the disadvantages of birth control implant?

  • It doesn’t give protection against STDs
  • Minor surgery is required for insertion and removal
  • There are few side effects such as irregular menstrual periods, depression, nervousness, hair loss, and weight gain
  • It is an expensive method
  • A pregnant woman can’t use this method
  • Breast pain
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pain or bruising where the contraception implant was inserted
  • An infection where the implant was inserted

Can you get pregnant after taking out the birth control implant?

Implant is reversible. If you decide to get pregnant, you can get it removed. The implant is one of the best birth control methods and better than the oral contraceptive pills.

Birth control methods, Contraception

 The birth control contraception implant won't affect your fertility anyway or make it harder to conceive in the future. Even it's possible to get pregnant as soon as your contraception implant is out of your body.

Dr. Somjate Manipalviratn

About The Author

Cryopreservation Specialist, Gynecologist Dr. Somjate Manipalviratn
Bangkok

Dr. Somjate Manipalviratn MD is an infertility and cryopreservation specialist presently practicing at Jetanin Institute for Assisted Reproduction, Lumpinee, Bangkok and Superior ART. Dr. Somjate Manipalviratn is presently specializing in Fertility preservation, Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, IVF and IUI procedures. For more information regarding Dr. Somjate Manipalviratn, visit elawoman.com

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Emma Turner

There are so many birth control options in the market these days. I did not know about birth control implants.

Oct. 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m. 5.0

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Brooke Russell

I have got birth control implant in my right arm and the process is quite painful. But once it is in, you do not feel any pain.

Oct. 1, 2018, 10:54 p.m. 5.0

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Anusha Rai

I was wondering if someone forgets to get it removed after its expiry then what happens?

Sept. 8, 2018, 1:02 p.m. 5.0

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Sonia Rai

Oral contraceptive pills should be taken after proper consultation from expert. Sometimes your body may not respond well to these. Choose them carefully.

Aug. 31, 2017, 4:22 p.m. 5.0

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Sanjida Vengurlekar

Whenever you plan to use contraception, always get a full health check up done. It will save you from getting any kind of allergies or infection.

Aug. 31, 2017, 4:21 p.m. 5.0

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Meen Munoz

Though it is considered one of the best birth control methods, but it's always best to use condoms with birth control implant.

Aug. 31, 2017, 4:08 p.m. 4.5

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