The contraceptive implant is a method of contraception that lasts for 3 years. It contains the hormone progesterone.
It is fitted just under the skin, on the inside of your upper arm. Visit the Contraceptive Choices website: implant for more information.
This is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure.
Please book a telephone appointment; you will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.
Please book a telephone appointment if you need an implant replacement or if you have changes in your bleeding pattern, abnormal discharge or lower abdominal pain. You will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.
If you cannot feel the implant in your arm, it is important to discuss this with us or your GP as you may need further tests (like an ultrasound scan) and booking into a specific clinic.
For more information, see can you feel your contraceptive implant?
Please book a telephone appointment ; you will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.
If you are having your implant removed because you want to get pregnant, the pregnancy page has information on planning a pregnancy.