Contraceptive Implant

Pregnancy prevention for 3 to 5 years, remove at any time

What is the Implant?

The contraceptive implant is a small, plastic rod (or sometimes 2 rods) that is put into the upper arm, preventing pregnancy for 3 to 5 years.

The implant is a long-acting method of contraception and is over 99% effective. Long-acting methods of contraception 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.

Advantages of using the Implant

Implants offer numerous advantages, this includes:

  • It can be easily inserted by a trained Marie Stopes provider
  • It can last up to 3 years
  • It can be easily removed
  • Fertility returns quickly after it is removed
  • It does not interrupt sex.

These benefits come from the correct use of a contraceptive implant when inserted by a trained provider. If using an implant, you should also make sure to follow any product manufacturer instructions

Frequently asked questions about implants

1. How good is the contraceptive implant at preventing a pregnancy?

The implant works very well at preventing a pregnancy. If 100 women used the implant for a year and carried on with their normal sex life, then only 1 of those women would fall pregnant during that period.

Because women don’t have to do anything once they have the implant inserted, there is no risk of user error affecting how well it works.

2. What are the advantages of the implant?

  • Once in place, you don’t need to think about it or do anything until it needs replacing, which can be up to either 3 or 5 years depending on the type of implant you are using.
  • If you want to get pregnant before that time you can simply have the implant removed at any time. Your previous fertility will return within a month after the implant is removed.
  • You can start it straight after a miscarriage or abortion, and it works as soon as it is put in.
  • It does not interrupt sex.
  • The implant is inserted like an injection and it stays in the same place it was inserted.
  • Monthly bleeding changes are not harmful and will return to normal when you remove the implant. If the changes are irritating the irregular bleeding can be managed with additional medication.

3. Are there any things to considers when getting the implant?

  • Some women will continue to have regular periods with the implant.  However, most women will have a change in their bleeding pattern while using the implant. The amount of bleeding that women experience is typically the same or less than normal but the pattern or timing of the bleeding can be more random and/or spaced out. Some women may stop having monthly periods. These changes in bleeding are not harmful to a woman’s health and will return to normal when the implant is removed.  For women that have an irritating bleeding pattern in the first 3 months of use, many of them will have improvement in the next 3 months of use.
  • A small number of women may experience other side effects on the implant, such as acne, headaches, mood changes, weight gain or loss or breast tenderness. However, these symptoms usually improve over time.
  • The implant sits under the skin. There may be a very small scar where the implant is inserted but it will not be obvious to others that you have an implant.
  • Unlike condoms, it does not protect from sexually transmitted infections.

Are you thinking of getting the implant for the first time or renewing it?

contact Marie Stopes Mongolia and we will provide you with all the information you need.

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Delivery

We deliver our products countrywide. You can place your orders via phone on:

Tel: (976) 77118710 at UB office

Tel: (976) 80053230 at Erdenet city

Tel: (976) 80056260 at Darkhan city

Orders will be delivered within a day or next day depending on the time orders given