In a healthy menstrual cycle, the reproductive hormones induce the ovaries to make the egg and release it every month.
The contraceptive hormonal implant is extremely easy to insert – the procedure is carried out in your doctor’s office and takes less than 10-15 minutes.
- The implant is inserted underneath your inner, upper arm, nearly 5-10cm above your elbow.
- After preparing the site of insertion, your doctor will administer a local anesthetic injection to help numb your skin.
- Your doctor will thereafter insert the implant in your skin.
When is the best time to get the contraceptive hormonal implant and when can one start having unprotected intercourse?
While there is no right time to get this birth control implant inserted, it is widely accepted that the best time to get the contraceptive hormonal implant is during the first five days of your menstrual cycle.
However, the device can still be inserted anytime during your menstrual cycle.
But you will have to use an additional form of protection such as condoms for seven days before the implant becomes fully effective in preventing pregnancy.