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Great, apart from irregular bleeding...

AdvantagesNo babies!

DisadvantagesIrregular periods.

"I first started using contraception at the age of 17 when my boyfriend and I decided to start having sex. Our contraception of choice was the amazingly unsexy, condom. Over time, I started trusting condoms less and less and decided that I would go on The Pill as well. For about two years, I jumped from pill to pill in search of one that suited me, but to no avail. I also had difficulty in remember to take them every day and if I did magically remember, ..." Read review
02.05.2009

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My wonderful Contraceptive Implant Review with images

Advantagesno babies, no periods, balanced hormones, no hassle, last three years

Disadvantagessmall scar, some possible sideeffects

"...have it inserted. You can get implanon inserted at family planning clinics and some doctor surgeries depending on whether the doctor is trained in inserting the Implant. ===What is Implanon?=== Implanon is a white stick, which is almost the same size as a match. It contains the hormone Etonogestrel that is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone. The hormone prevents pregnancy by stopping the ovaries ..." Read review
08.11.2008

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Community Level 4MadCat

MadCat

Works like a charm, but beware the side effects

AdvantagesWorks for up to three years, does it's job, simple to insert

DisadvantagesSide effects, having it removed can be painful

"...first seven days after having Implanon put in. If you have just had a baby, the implant can be put in 21-28 days after the birth, and will work immediately. The actual insertion took about ten minutes in total. First, I was told to lie on my back on the table, and the doctor injected local anaesthetic into my arm, and waited a minute to let it work. Then he took out a rather scary-looking contraption which was a hollow needle with the implant inside. ..." Read review
06.01.2004

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Implant With A Contraceptive To Avoid Implanting A Surprise!

AdvantagesKeeps you protected from pregnancy, no periods.

DisadvantagesWeight Gain, Phantom Pregnancy, Sore to get in!

"I first looked into more reliable contraception after my surprise pregnancy ended up with my son being born. Despite using the pill correctly it failed to work for me and I didn't want to take that chance again, pregnancy, child birth and child rearing is definitely something that I only want to do once. Therefore after my 6 week check I made an appointment to have the implant fitted. With the high rate of success it seemed like there was no chance ..." Read review
18.03.2012

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Community Level 2brit_girl

brit_girl

All is well so far

AdvantagesAlmost 100% effective, no pills to remember

DisadvantagesSide effects, getting it put in

"...cannot as of yet get Implanon in the US, so I will have to go back to the UK to get it removed), and she was fine with it. An appointment was made for the implant, but they wanted to put it in when I was on a period. As it turned out I was a week late, so I had to push the appointment forward a week, but that was no problem. ***How does it get inserted?*** I went to see the doctor, and she took my blood pressure, which was a little high (due ..." Read review
24.02.2005

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Community Level 7missy0303

missy0303

Implanon - unplanned pregnancies no more! Review with images

Advantagesno unwanted pregnancy, u forget it's there after a little while,

Disadvantagescan be side effects, discomfort in first week or two.

"I've done this review after reading a review by kimjohumphreys, It sparked off my own memories of apprehension when i first decided to go for a contraceptive implant. Ok it's January 2001, 2 months after giving birth to my second child, and after a difficult premature birth (almost had to have an emergency hysterectomy) was advised by gynaecologist not to have any more babies. I have a gynaecological problem in that I have a double uterus. I ..." Read review
25.09.2005

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Sex Uninterrupted Not Girl Interrupted

Advantages3 years without thinking about things :-)

DisadvantagesSide effects if you're not lucky :-(

"...you want an implant then Implanon it is. How Does It Work? **************** It’s a hormonal method but unlike the pill you don’t have to remember to take it every day. Once inserted it sits for 3 years (only 2 if you’re “heavier” than average) releasing hormones continuously into your blood stream. These hormones have two effects. Firstly they stop ovulation meaning there are no eggs to be fertilised, and secondly they thicken the mucus ..." Read review
30.11.2001

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Community Level 4JADELOUISE...

JADELOUISESILVA

Sex without PILLS and CONDOMS

Advantages3 Years WITHOUT Pills

DisadvantagesPossible Side Effects

"...Clinic, she told me about Implanon (the contraceptive Implant) I had heard about this before, but never thought anymore about it. I went to my Family Planning Clinic to see if they would give it to me, I had a short discussion in private with the advisor, she took my blood pressure, weighed me and informed me in detail about Implanon. She also gave me a very imformative leaflet all about it. I was made an appointment to have it done, although ..." Read review
23.05.2003

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Community Level 2mapesy

mapesy

Implanon review.

AdvantagesYou dont have to remember to take anything.

DisadvantagesBruising after insered.

"Implanon I have just recently had this done. The reason that I chose this was by recommendation from a nurse at my doctors. I have just had my little baby girl she was planned. Before her I was using the combined pill, which worked really well. But now that I had her I thought it was time for some longer lasting more reliable form of contraception. I had never heard of the implant until I see the nurse. I originally went in to ask about the injection. ..." Read review
19.11.2006

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Implanon - effective but can have unpleasant side effects

AdvantagesDefinitely effective as a contraceptive

DisadvantagesI expereinced physical and mental side effects

"...a matchstick. It is called Implanon and is a subdermal (under the skin) implant fitted by a doctor. It works by releasing progestin which stops ovulation. It releases this steadily over 3 years at which point the implant is removed as it no longer functions as a contraceptive. I decided to try this method of contraception as I had suffered quite badly from side effects from various contraceptive pills. I was affected by mood swings to a great extent ..." Read review
04.04.2009

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Community Level 1lozchops

lozchops

The answer to all your contraceptive problems?

AdvantagesNo periods!

DisadvantagesLoss of sex drive : (

"...information leaflet out of the implanon pack and the one out of the depo pack and said I could take them home and have a look and then decide what I wanted to do. Which is what I did. I mentioned it to a few people who thought it was an awful idea! An implant in your arm - urghh! Well, decided I'd give it a go! Proobably ought to mention about the implant - It is a little bit longer than a matchstick but not as thick and goes in the underside of ..." Read review
10.09.2005

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Community Level 2aless02

aless02

Absolutely brilliant

AdvantagesComfort, discretion, ease, no need to remember any pills!

DisadvantagesCan gross some people out

"Implanon is a long-acting small plastic contraceptive device inserted into your upper arm for a 3 year period. HOW IT WORKS Implanon is a progesterone-only contraceptive implant that contains the etonogestrel, which is slowly released into the bloodstream during the time the implant is present. It prevents pregnancy in two ways. Etonogestrel tricks the body processes into thinking that ovulation has already occurred by maintaining high levels ..." Read review
12.07.2007

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Community Level 1kiara5162

kiara5162

Implanon...unfortunately not for me

AdvantagesYou don't have to remember to take a pill every day

DisadvantagesIf you experience the side effects, they are horrendous.

"I'm quite limited in the types of contraceptive I can use. As with other migraine sufferers, synthetic oestrogen is out of the question, it is likely to cause a stroke. I discovered this the painful way after a month of taking Microgynon, a combined pill. I switched to Cerazette, a progestogen only pill, to find that it wreaked havoc with my periods. It was suggested I try the contraceptive implant, implanon, as it was a different formulation of the ..." Read review
04.03.2009

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Community Level 1Layla_z

Layla_z

Reliable but Not suitable

AdvantagesVery Reliable, no Hassles of remembering, comfortable

DisadvantagesIrregular bleeding, Mood swings, Nauseous, Bloating, weight Gain, more Hair Growth

"...believe how good an idea Implanon was. After being given a certain Pill which behaves just like Implanon, just to give me an idea if i like it or not. I was more then ready for Implanon. I went back and the procedure was a tiny bit nerve wrecking, but not bad at all. My arm was tender for about 2-3 weeks, and i felt great. I was so glad i had it on, even with my irregular periods - which was sometimes heavy, and for a longer time, sometimes spotting, ..." Read review
03.01.2008

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Community Level 2rachy118

rachy118

Three year contraception for a 7 week period?

Advantagesno pills for 3 years and for some women,no periods

Disadvantagesside effects...and they can be nasty!

"...the possible options, we decided Implanon would probably be the best option for me. I was given the prescription after blood pressure tests etc and went to collect it... If you aren't currently using this method, are thinking of using it and are scared of needles...DONT open the box! I went down to the doctors when I was next on my period taking my boyfriend as support to hold my hand. The doctor was very nice and told me to relax and lie down ..." Read review
17.07.2004

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