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.
- For more information, check out the NZ Family Planning website.