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Implant insertion & how it works

A contraceptive implant is a small flexible plastic rod that is inserted just under the skin in the upper arm. It releases the hormone progesterone into your bloodstream to prevent the release of an egg each month (ovulation) and thus prevents pregnancy. It also thickens the cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to move through the cervix, and thins the lining of the womb so a fertilised egg is less likely to implant itself.

The implant is inserted under local anaesthetic and the appointment will take around 30 minutes. You will not be in any pain after the procedure.

When is the right time for insertion?

You can have the implant put in at any time during your menstrual cycle, as long as you’re not pregnant. If the implant is fitted during the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle, you’ll be immediately protected against becoming pregnant. If it’s fitted on any other day of your menstrual cycle, you’ll need to use additional contraception (such as condoms) for 7 days.

How long does an implant last?

The implant lasts for 3 years.


We provide a safe and friendly environment with an experienced female gynaecologist carrying out the procedure. We offer emergency appointments and supportive aftercare for all patients.

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Hina is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in facial aesthetics and aesthetic gynaecology. Having graduated from St. John’s College, University of Oxford and Imperial College London, Hina did her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training from major London hospitals. Hina honed her aesthetic gynaecology skills with The European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology.

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