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Contraceptive Implant Insertion and Removal

Contraceptive Implant Insertion and Removal for long-term birth control.

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Contraceptive Implant Insertion and Removal

Overview

Understanding Contraceptive Implants

Contraceptive implants are a type of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) that provide effective birth control for several years. They are small, flexible rods inserted under the skin of the upper arm, releasing a steady dose of progestin hormone to prevent ovulation.

When Treatment is Recommended

Contraceptive implants are recommended for individuals seeking a long-term, reversible method of birth control. They are particularly suitable for those who cannot or prefer not to use contraception that contains estrogen.

Overvie*w* of Treatment Available

The treatment involves the insertion of the contraceptive implant under the skin, which can be done in a healthcare provider's office. The implant can remain effective for up to three years, after which it can be removed or replaced.

Treatments Explained

Contraceptive Implant Insertion: A healthcare provider numbs the area and inserts the implant under the skin of the upper arm.
Contraceptive Implant Removal: The implant can be removed by a healthcare provider at any time. The area is numbed, a small incision is made, and the implant is gently removed.

Key Takeaways

  • Contraceptive implants are a long-term, reversible method of birth control.
  • The implant is a small, flexible rod inserted under the skin of the upper arm.
  • It releases a steady dose of progestin hormone to prevent ovulation.
  • The implant can remain effective for up to three years, after which it can be removed or replaced.
  • The cost of contraceptive implant insertion and removal in the UK can range from £90 to £150.
  • Most insurance plans cover the cost of contraceptive implants, and many clinics offer self-pay options.
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The cost of Contraceptive Implant Insertion and Removal may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a contraceptive implant?

A contraceptive implant is a small, flexible rod that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It releases a steady dose of progestin hormone to prevent ovulation and is an effective long-term, reversible method of birth control.

How long does a contraceptive implant last?

A contraceptive implant can remain effective for up to three years.

What are the potential side effects of contraceptive implants?

Potential side effects can include irregular bleeding, mood changes, weight gain, and in rare cases, the implant moving from the original insertion site.

What other birth control methods are available?

Other birth control methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs), birth control pills, patches, injections, and sterilization.

Further Information

Condition Related Concerns

While contraceptive implants are generally safe, potential complications can include irregular bleeding, mood changes, weight gain, and in rare cases, the implant moving from the original insertion site.

Causes of the Condition

Unprotected intercourse can lead to unintended pregnancies. Contraceptive implants provide a reliable method to prevent pregnancy.

Treatment Approaches

Other than contraceptive implants, birth control methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs), birth control pills, patches, injections, and sterilization.

Service Overview

Contraceptive implant insertion and removal is a quick, safe, and effective method of birth control. It offers long-term protection, is reversible, and can be a suitable solution for those seeking a hassle-free contraception method.

Step-by-Step Guide to the Treatment

1.   Consultation: Discuss your medical history and contraception needs with your healthcare provider.
2.   Insertion: The area is numbed, and the implant is inserted under the skin.
3.   Follow-up: Regular check-ups are recommended to ensure the implant is in place and working effectively.
4.   Removal: When desired or after three years, the implant can be removed by a healthcare provider.

References

1.   NHS. (2021). Contraceptive implant. [online] Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/contraceptive-implant/ [Accessed 12 Dec. 2023].
2.   Odycy. (2023). Contraceptive Implant Insertion and Removal. [online] Available at: https://www.odycy.com/ [Accessed 12 Dec. 2023].
3.   NHS. (2021). Contraceptive implant. [online] Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/contraceptive-implant/ [Accessed 12 Dec. 2023].

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