Contraceptive Implant (Implanon)

  • Sometimes referred to as ‘the rod’
  • Contains the hormone progestogen
  • Works for up to 3 years to prevent pregnancy

The Implant is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It provides no protection against sexually transmitted infections.

A single rod will be fitted into your upper arm, using local anaesthetic by a trained clinician


Periods may be erratic initially, this usually settles within 3 to 6 months. Some women may find that their periods stop completely.

Once the Implant is removed you are at risk of pregnancy immediately