CONTACEPTIVE IMPLANTS(JADELLE & IMPLANON NXT)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Contraceptive implant is a thin flexible rodaround the length of a matchstick that can be used to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
There are two common types of implants: Implanon NXT (works for 3years ) and Jadelle (works for 5 years). Jadelle contains one hormone called Levonorgestrel while Implanon NXT contains another hormone called Etnorgestrel.
JADELLE IMPLANTis inserted under the skin of your upper armby a trained health professional. Once inserted, this tiny implant will release very low doses of hormones each day to help you prevent pregnancy until you want the implant to be removed.
Some women may experience side effects while others will not. Common side effects to expect includemenstrual changes, such as frequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual bleeding, headache, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness and weight gain. These side effects can be handled by tackling the symptoms such as headache with painkillers and most are likely to go away after the first few months of the implant being inserted. Some other women may experience amenorrhea (no menstrual periods) but this is not a problem while on this method, however, a pregnancy test can be done whenever pregnancy is suspected.
OTHER STUFF THAT ARE NICE TO KNOW
JADELLE IMPLANTS works by stopping the release of the egg, it thickens the mucus at neck of the womb by stopping sperm from getting through to the womb to fertilize an egg. It also makes the wall of the womb thinner and prevents any fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. It is 99% effective for preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years
You can take JADELLE IMPLANTS if you want long term contraception for up to 3 or 5 years and wish to avoid daily, weekly or monthly attention or you are breastfeeding a baby who is at least 6 weeks’ old.
You should not use Jadelle Implants if you are hypersensitive to Levonorgestrel,already pregnant, have or have had acute liver disease or an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding,benign or malignant liver tumor, Have breast cancer or any other cancer that is sensitive to progestin (a female hormone), now or in the past or have, or have had blood clots, such as blood clots in your legs(thromboembolic disease.)
Yes, you can; provided you are eligible for this implant and your baby is up to 6 weeks old.