Starting to use an implant
The implant is inserted under the skin of your upper arm by a trained professional and lasts for three years.
Stopping using an implant
You can have the implant removed at any time; and your natural fertility will return very quickly. This means that once the implant is removed you could get pregnant as easily as if you had never had the implant.
In the UK implants inserted after October 2010 are called Nexplanon and last for 3 years.
In other countries Jadelle / Sino Implant (II) may be fitted which consists of 2 rods and lasts for 4- 5 years. The single rod Implanon / Implanon NXT are also inserted and last for 3 years.
How they work
Nexplanon is a small (40mm) flexible tube containing a progestogen called etonogestrel, the implant stops the release of an egg from the ovary by slowly releasing progestogen into your body. It thickens the cervical mucus and thins the uterus lining. This makes it harder for sperm to move through your cervix and less likely for your uterus to accept a fertilised egg.
Information prior to fitting
Please click here for information prior to your implant fit appointment. It is important that you read this information before attending the clinic.
For information on the removal process please click here and read the information provided. It is important that you read this information before attending the clinic.