Hormone Implant

Implantable Contraception

Why the Hormone Implant is a teen issue

A lot of girls think that they will never get pregnant if they use condoms. Well that's not true, condoms are not 100% effective. You should always have a back up protection, that's why you should get on birth control. All though its not 100% either, it is still better then just using condoms.
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What you should know about the Hormone Implant

The Hormone Implant is a type of birth control that is inserted your upper arm. To get the implant you need to go to your doctor and first talk about how it works and how long it stays. Once you have decided this is what you want, the doctor will numb the upper inside of your arm then they use a small needle and it inserts the tube. The whole process takes about 2-3 minutes.

The ways it impacts your life

It can impact your life because it helps you not get pregnant at a young age, and change your life forever. So many teens think its not going to change your life, they think once they have the baby they will go on and continue what they were doing before they got pregnant. You should really take percussion and use protection when you have sex or wait until your older to make that choice, because once you do it for the first time you can never take it back.

Where you can go to get the implant.

The Implantable Contraception is only available through a doctor or a professional medical person who has been trained to insert the tube, and who has knowledge on the implant.

Important facts

Possible side effects include:

  • no period/irregular
  • periods heavy/light
  • spotting between periods
  • possible weight gain/acne/tenderness of the breasts
  • depression

lasts up to 3 years, and ranges from several hundred dollars to 1,000.

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