Implant (Nexplanon)




The contraceptive implant is a small, flexible, plastic rod that is placed under the skin in your upper arm. It releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years. It can be useful for women who can’t use contraception that contains oestrogen and for those who find it difficult to remember to take a pill at the same time every day. You can have the implant removed at any time and your fertility should return very quickly. When it’s first put in, you may feel some bruising, tenderness or swelling around the implant.

If you are interested in having the implant fitted or would like to discuss this method of contraception, please call and book an Implant Pre-Assessment appointment. The clinician will then book your appointment for the short procedure. 


Removal of an Implant

Additional contraception will be needed for 7 days prior to the removal of an implant, unless you wish to become pregnant immediately. After 3 years, the implant can be removed and a new one can be inserted, in the same appointment. 

Please note: We do not send reminders for the renewal of implants. 

Please visit the NHS website for more information