The Implant

What it is: A small plastic rod that goes in your arm and works for three years

How to use it: A medical provider will insert the implant in your upper arm

Side Effects:

Changes in menstrual period:

  • Periods can become unpredictable
  • Can have prolonged spotting
  • Longer of shorter period
  • No periods at all
  • Headaches, breast pain, mood changes


You don't have to think about birth control for 3 years

No one can tell you're using it

Can stop periods


It must be put in and taken out by a medical provider 

Changes in period

May leave a tiny scar on your arm