November 28, 2022

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Contraceptive implants under the skin

Contraceptive implants under the skin

Contraceptive implants under the skin. The contraceptive needle is implanted under the skin, or “skin buried” for short. It’s not a technology gadget, it was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1980s.

Contraceptive implants under the skin. The contraceptive needle is implanted under the skin, or "skin buried" for short. It's not a technology gadget, it was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1980s.  

Compared with condoms and short-acting contraceptives, skin burial is convenient and intimate, and the efficiency of contraception is quite high. 👇

  • The contraceptive needle: 99.95% 
  • Intrauterine birth control:  99.8%
  • Oral contraceptives:   99.7%
  • Condom:   98% for men ; 95% for women 

(Data source: UTD)

But although it is known that it works well, it may not be suitable for everyone. Today, we will tell you clearly about the issue of “burial.”

Why is Contraceptive implants under the skin recommended?

As one of the most effective contraceptive measures at present, the contraceptive efficiency of implanted contraceptive needles under the skin can be as high as 99.95%.

Let’s put it this way, the effective use of condoms (for men) can reach 98%, but the data shows that the effective rate of using condoms in the first year is only 86%.

Hmm…Everyone is a novice, and there are always mistakes.

Why is the progesterone in this small tube so effective in contraception?

  • The slow release of progesterone will make cervical secretions thick and prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
  • Progesterone can regulate hormone levels in women and inhibit ovulation.
  • Inhibiting the growth of the endometrium, even if there is a particularly small probability that the tenacious sperm and egg meet to form a fertilized egg, there is no way to take root and sprout.
  • Generally speaking, as long as the implanted contraceptive needle works, there is no need to use other contraceptive measures at the same time.

How is the contraceptive needle put into the body?

The method is similar to an injection. The contraceptive needle is “injected” under the skin of the inside of the upper arm. There is no incision. Naturally, no sutures are needed and no scars are left.

Contraceptive implants under the skin. The contraceptive needle is implanted under the skin, or "skin buried" for short. It's not a technology gadget, it was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1980s.

An instrument for injecting contraceptive needles.

What if you regret it? no problem.

When taking it out, only need local anesthesia, and then make a small incision in the skin to take out the contraceptive needle.

About removing the contraceptive injection

Need to know these

➊ When do I need to remove the contraceptive injection?

Simply put, there are two situations:

01 You want to take it out

If there are any intolerable side effects, or if you want to stop contraception, you can remove the contraceptive injection at any time.

02 Time is up

The contraceptive needle must be taken out after being implanted in the body for 3 years, otherwise the hormone may continue to be released, but the released dose cannot be controlled.

➋ How long can I get pregnant after taking out the contraceptive injection?

In fact, one week after the contraceptive needle is taken out, the progesterone released by the contraceptive needle in the body has basically disappeared without a trace.

90% of women will resume ovulation within 3 to 4 weeks. As long as they resume ovulation, they can have children.

 

How long does the implanted contraceptive take effect?

Effective 7 days after implantation. Before taking effect, other contraceptive measures, such as condoms, must be used at the same time.

For women after childbirth, if the implant is implanted within 21 days after childbirth, it will take effect immediately (but in other words, sex life is not recommended for 4-6 weeks after childbirth…).

After 21 days of implantation, other contraceptive measures need to be used within 7 days after implantation.

 

 

Who is suitable forcontraceptive needle implanted under the skin?

Suitable for subcutaneous implantation of contraceptive needles

  • Have a regular sexual partner and don’t want to be disturbed by the “sexuality”;
  • Contraceptive injections are valid for up to three years, suitable for people who do not plan to have children for a longer period of time;
  • Contraceptive injections only contain progesterone, women who are not suitable for estrogen-based contraceptives can consider;
  • Women who cannot remember taking short-acting contraceptives every day;
  • Breastfeeding women;
  • Progesterone can reduce menstrual flow and is suitable for women with heavy menstruation and even anemia;
  • Women with dysmenorrhea.
  • Have a regular sexual partner and don’t want to be disturbed by the “sexuality”;
  • Contraceptive injections are valid for up to three years, suitable for people who do not plan to have children for a longer period of time;
  • Contraceptive injections only contain progesterone, women who are not suitable for estrogen-based contraceptives can consider;
  • Women who cannot remember taking short-acting contraceptives every day;
  • Breastfeeding women;
  • Progesterone can reduce menstrual flow and is suitable for women with heavy menstruation and even anemia;

Not suitable for subcutaneous implantation of contraceptive needles

  • Unexplained irregular vaginal bleeding;
  • Women with a history of coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, and vascular embolism;Women with history of liver disease, liver cirrhosis, liver tumor;
  • Women with a history of breast tumors.Unexplained irregular vaginal bleeding;
  • Women with history of liver disease, liver cirrhosis, liver tumor;

Will there be any side effects?

Seriously, there will be.

When the contraceptive needle is implanted for the first time, there may be slight discomfort such as itching, pain, and swelling near the implant site.

During the implantation period, the menstrual cycle may be irregular, or even menopause, but these changes will not cause harm to the body.

In addition, it may cause mood swings, decreased libido, weight gain, etc.

If unbearable side effects occur, the contraceptive injection can be taken out at any time.

Finally, there are two points to remind:

  • First, some drugs may reduce the effectiveness of contraceptive injections, such as drugs to treat HIV, epilepsy, and some antibiotics. Therefore, before deciding to use subcutaneous implant contraceptives, you must tell your doctor which drugs you are taking, so as to decide whether to use other contraceptive measures.
  • Second, pay attention: the contraceptive injection is effective in contraception, but it cannot prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

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