How does it work?

The implant steadily releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream. The continuous release of progestogen stops your ovaries releasing an egg every month (ovulation). It also thickens the mucus from the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach an egg and makes the lining of the womb thinner so that it is unable to support a fertilised egg.

Possible side effects

  • Your periods may change, stop or become irregular. Although these changes are not harmful, some women may not be able to get used to them.
  • Other possible side effects include acne, tender breasts and changes in mood.

Where do I get it?

Visit your nearest sexual health clinic or your GP surgery

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