Contraceptive Implants

Contraceptive Implants represent a truly long term solution to birth control for women. The implant is essentially a small device which is placed under the skin. The only current type of implant available is the Implanon a 4cm by 2mm device which closely resembles a match stick.  The implant releases a specific type of the progestogen hormone molecule called etonogestrel into the bloodstream. The hormone reaches the ovaries and prevents the release of eggs, while also causing changes to the cervix and lining of the womb which further hinders any potential for pregnancy,.