There are many options for contraception and depending on your individual requirements and medical history, some may be more suitable than others. One option you may want to consider is the contraceptive implant.
The Contraceptive implant is a small plastic rod which is placed under the skin on your upper arm. It is highly effective (over 99% effective) and releases the hormone progesterone into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. The implant lasts for 3 years.
The implant releases progesterone into the bloodstream which prevents pregnancy in 3 ways:
The implant can be fitted at any time during your cycle but please be aware you will need to use extra contraception for 7 days if it is fitted after day 5 of your cycle.
You would firstly have a gynae consultation at the clinic to discuss your medical history. If the contraceptive implant is deemed appropriate for you, then it would be ordered for fitting the following week.
To book an appointment to discuss contraception, please call 01483 454 016 or book an initial gynae consultation on-line in the link below: