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Implant

Pregnancy prevention for up to five years, remove at any time

An effective, long-acting and reversible method of family planning

We provide the Jadelle implant, which is two small flexible rods that sit in your upper arm and prevent pregnancy.

A trained professional inserts the implant under the skin of your upper arm. Your arm is numbed before insertion so it is generally not painful. Once inserted the implant does not move around your body. It stays where it is inserted. You can feel it under the skin. After insertion you will need to rest your arm for four days, but then you can use your arm as normal.

The implant provides protection from unplanned pregnancies for up to five years, and can be removed whenever you are ready. Long-acting methods all have the advantage that, once in place, you don’t need to think about them until they need replacing and none of them interrupt sex.

Effectiveness

Over 99%. If one hundred women used the implant for a year, then 99 women would not fall pregnant during that time.

Availability

At the Family Health Clinic in Dili and through outreach teams in the municipalities where we work.

Pricing

Free through outreach, and at a small cost at the Family Health Clinic.

Call the Family Health Clinic on 3322 841 for more information on price.

Implant advantages

Implants offer several advantages as a long-acting method.

  • Easily inserted by a trained Marie Stopes provider.
  • Can last up to five years.
  • Can be easily removed.
  • Fertility returns rapidly after it is removed.
  • Does not interrupt sex.

Things to consider

When deciding if an implant is right for you, here are a few quick facts you should consider:

  • Inserted like an injection.
  • Irregular bleeding can occur, but this can often be managed with medication to help it settle down.
  • Periods may stop, but this is nothing to worry about.
  • Simple procedure to remove it.

If you are still unsure whether an implant is right for you, take a look at our online contraception tool – Choice. The website uses a simple questionnaire to provide you with clear, tailored advice on your contraceptive options.

 

The implant is great for busy women who have a lot of things to do. Once in place, they do not need to think about it or do anything until it needs replacing or they want it removed. It is a quick procedure that has no impact on your daily life.

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How an implant works

The Jadelle implant works by slowly releasing a hormone (progestogen) in your blood and the hormone stops the body releasing an egg each month. The hormone also makes it harder for the man’s sperm to get into the womb.

Inserting the implant is a simple procedure that is conducted by a trained professional, after counselling. A trained professional inserts the implant under the skin of your upper arm. Your arm is numbed before insertion so it is generally not painful. Once inserted the implant does not move around your body. It stays where it is inserted. You can feel it under the skin.

Dependent on when you get the implant inserted, it can take up to seven days for the implant to start working. You can use a condom or abstain from sex during this time. It stops working when it is taken out, at which point your normal fertility returns.

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If you are starting to use contraception for the first time, or looking to change methods, it is a good idea to have a consultation first.