While choosing a method of contraception, it is relevant to understand the effectiveness and functioning of each. An implant contraceptive is a small, flexible tube which is inserted under the skin in the upper arm. It slowly releases progesterone and is effective for three years. It is a reversible contraceptive measure. It works by stopping the release of the egg each month and by thickening the mucus of the cervix, so that a mucus plug is formed and sperms cannot enter the uterus. It also thins the lining of the uterus so that implantation cannot occur.
Insertion/removal of the implant must be done by a trained doctor; else you may develop pain or infection. In case you cannot feel the implant nor have vaginal bleeding, it is advisable to consult your doctor. There may be infection due to some other reason which may require treatment.
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