Where Can I Get A Contraceptive Implant In South Africa

Where Can I Get A Contraceptive Implant In South Africa

The contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) is a small flexible plastic rod that’s placed under the skin in your upper arm by a doctor or nurse. It releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years.

How do I get the contraceptive implant?

The contraceptive implant has to be inserted by a health professional trained in this procedure. Make an appointment with your doctor or at SHINE SA to discuss this method and get a prescription. You will then need to have the implant inserted. This may be done on the same day or it may require a second appointment.

Can you get pregnant with an implant?

Fewer than 1 in 100 women who use the contraceptive implant for one year will get pregnant. But if you do conceive while using the implant, there’s a higher chance the pregnancy will be ectopic. This means the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, often in a fallopian tube.

Can I get pregnant immediately after removing the implant?

How soon can I get pregnant after getting the implant removed? It’s possible to get pregnant right away. If you get your implant removed and you don’t want to get pregnant, use another method of birth control.

How do I know if I’m pregnant if I’m on the implant?

However, on the very rare chance that you become pregnant while using the contraceptive implant, there are several signs you could look for. These may include a change in the pattern of your periods (if you still have them), tender breasts, tiredness, or nausea.