• 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.

 An implant

Size of implant compared to a hairgrip

 

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.

 

http://www.fpa.org.uk/media/uploads/helpandadvice/contraception-booklets/contraceptive-implant-your-guide.pdf