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The Implant

Explore > The Implant

How do I use it?

It usually takes 1-2 minutes for a provider to place the Implant under the skin of your upper arm. The Implant is long-lasting. It contains the hormone progestin and it works for up to 3 years, (5-years, off-label).

How effective is it?

The Implant is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

What I might like...

  • You might get lighter periods or no periods
  • You may be able to reduce your period cramps and PMS
  • You might like that it’s estrogen-free
  • You can get it removed by a provider at any time
  • You may be able pregnant as soon as it’s taken out
  • For most people, progestin wont affect your milk supply if you are breastfeeding

What I might dislike...

  • You might have irregular periods or no periods
  • You might feel discomfort during placement and after removal
  • You won’t be protected from STIs
  • You might get headaches, weight changes, breast tenderness, and mood changes. This typically improves with time.