Contraceptive implants are small, thin, flexible plastic rods, each about the size of a matchstick, that release a progestin hormone into the body. Many clients are satisfied with them because they are safe, highly effective, long-acting, and quickly reversible. Implants require little attention after insertion, making them very convenient to use.
Three kinds of implants are highlighted in the Toolkit:
- Implanon (and its successors Implanon NXT and Nexplanon)