- A small flexible rod is introduced into the upper arm just under the skin.
- This provides very effective contraception for up to three years, by delivering small amounts of the hormone progestogen into the system.
- It can be used by most people, but needs to be discussed first with the doctor or nurse to establish if it is the best method for you.
Insertion - Will it hurt?
A small amount of local anaesthetic is used to numb the area – so you need not worry – most people do not find it more than briefly uncomfortable.