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A new service at Ngati Pikiao Health – Jadelle Contraceptive Implants

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Two staff have recently been trained to offer Jadelle insertion and removal.  Hine Loughlin a Nurse Practitioner and Katrina Maaka our Registered Nurse who works with hapū mama and pepi both are at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao.

The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women.

WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?

The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women. The contraceptive implant inserted under the skin of the arm.Contraceptive implants are small rods about the size of a matchstick which are put under the skin in the inside of your arm. You can feel them under the skin. They slowly release a hormone called progestogen.

HOW LONG CAN AN IMPLANT STAY IN MY ARM?

Implants last either three or five years depending whether there are one or two rods.

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