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Implant: Birth Control 101

the implant is a teeny, tiny matchstick-sized rod that gets inserted under the skin of your upper arm. it releases a hormone that prevents pregnancy by keeping your ovaries from releasing eggs and helping your body block sperm from getting to the egg in the first place. the implant is a hormonal method of birth control and may have some annoying side effects, including irregular bleeding. don't worry, it usually stops after the first few months. also, the implant does not prevent sexually transmitted infections, so remember to use a condom. the implant gets inserted by a health care professional and once it's in, it's as easy to use as, well, doing nothing. that's right, the implant just sits there under your skin, almost invisible, and protects you against pregnancy for years. removal is quick and easy: anytime you want. get free or low-cost birth control at a nearby the right time health center in missouri. no insurance? no problem. visit for more information.

Everything you need to know about the implant in one minute.

The implant is a matchstick-sized rod that goes under the skin of your upper arm. It prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones to prevent ovulation and blocks sperm from reaching the egg. It lasts up to 3 years, there’s nothing to remember, and it can be removed anytime.

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