Birth control implants are devices that move beneath a female’s epidermis. They also release a hormone which prevents maternity. The implant is a plastic pole about the size of a matchstick. It comprises a form of the hormone progesterone known as etonogestrel.
When the implant is placed beneath your skin, then it releases small quantities of etonogestrel. The hormone functions in your adrenal gland, which informs your clitoris to not release eggs. This makes it more difficult for sperm for some eggs which are released.
Cosmetic implants operate more than 99 percent of their time. How do they stack up to additional birth control methods?
Birth control shots are 94% successful. And birth pills are 91% effective. However, not one of these methods shields you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Just condoms prevent STDs.
Possible side effects include difficulties from placing the implant in, such as:
- Bruising or swelling
Other potential side effects include:
- Irregular menstrual bleeding
- Depression and other mood changes
- Weight gain
- Abdominal pain or nausea
- Breast pain, back pain, or headaches
- Noncancerous ovarian cysts
We will inject medication to numb your epidermis in your upper arm, in which you are going to find the implant. That may sting a little. Then we will use a tool that pushes the pole in via a needle. That will not hurt. It seems just like a tiny bit of tugging. The procedure may take under a moment.