Going Deeper : Why contraceptive implant is a good option for busy professional
Most women are busy people.
Nowadays, they spend their time running errands, taking care of the home, working full time jobs, and spending time with their partner when they are able. Most do not want to have to think about birth control or what they can do to prevent pregnancy. Therefore, there are contraceptives that they do not have to think about. It is the perfect solution to family planning for busy women.
Many people think of condoms or pills as a form of birth control. They may also think of shots which are good for three months at a time, but it is still a hassle to go to the doctor every couple of months. Busy women want thought-free, hassle-free solutions that are able to last for an extended period of time. The most popular ones can lower the risk of pregnancy much more effectively than pills, and a woman rarely has to think about them. They include the IUD and the contraceptive implant. Each of these options are good for reducing the risk of pregnancy for between three and ten years according to the kind of product. In this article we are going to mention the contraceptive implants.
If implant is inserting correctly, it’s more than 99% effective. Less than one woman in 1,000 who have the implant as contraception for three years will get pregnant. The contraceptive implant has the lowest failure rate of all methods, this means it is the most reliable, and the fewest women get pregnant whilst using it. It is a small, flexible rod (the size of a match stick) that is put in the upper part of the arm and works for up to 3 years. The implant contains progesterone. This stops ovulation (releasing an egg every month), thickens the mucus in the cervix (stopping sperm reaching an egg) and also thins the womb lining. The implant commonly changes a woman’s bleeding pattern, including stopping period altogether. The bleeding pattern is not an indication of whether the implant is working – whatever the bleeding pattern they are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy.
One of the main advantages of implants is that women don’t have to worry about remembering to take anything, so they are good method for people who are busy and a bit forgetful. It is important to remember that the implants do not offer any protection against sexually transmitted infections. If there is any possibility of infection, condoms should be used as well.
Long term contraceptives are ideal for one who has full time professional job and limited time to think about daily tasks. Even women that have never had a child can benefit from using an implant. However, unless you are in a committed relationship with a single partner, you should still keep and use condoms. The implants do not protect you from getting an STD. A condom for men or women is the only way to protect yourself from STDs.
Implant and other long-acting reversible contraceptives are way more effective than the pill and other short term methods because they eliminate the chance of user error. If you know that you don’t want to have children for a few years, the implant can be a great option. If, for whatever reason, you don’t like Implant or want a baby, you can removed by a clinician and can get baby immediately.