What is Implanon, how does it work?
This contraceptive implant is a thin, flexible piece of plastic about the size of a matchstick that continuously releases small amounts of a progestin hormone, Etonogestrel, which is similar to the hormone that you produce naturally. This hormone can suppress ovulation and like the Mirena, can also thin the lining of the uterus (womb) as well as increase the thickness of mucus, preventing the sperm from moving normally and fertilizing the egg.
Implanon is effective for up to three years.
What is involved?
A consultation is required prior to your procedure to see if this is suitable for you, explain the procedure and arrange a script. You will be asked to fill the prescription at your pharmacy and bring the Implanon at your procedural appointment. Your specially trained doctor will numb the inner aspect of your arm with local anaesthetic and insert the Implanon just underneath the skin. It is advised to avoid lifting things with your arm for the next 24 hours.
What do I need to do to book in?
Call us on 9598 6244 to discuss booking guidelines and costs of the procedure.
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