How does implanon work?

Implanon works by. An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided very effective (99.95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin) , which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3 year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize.
Stops ovulation. Implanon is an implantable contraceptive system that uses pellets implanted under the skin to deliver hormone that inhibits ovulation much like a pill or a shot would do. It lasts much longer than oral and injectable methods making it more convenient for some.

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How long does the implanon work after removal?

It doesn't. Once the Implanon is removed, hormone cycling can return to normal. The time this takes varies, but do not assume you are protected after removal of the implanon. Read more...

How does the implantable contraceptive  (implanon) work in the body?

Several ways. It stops an egg from being released. It thins the lining of the uterus making it hard for an egg to implant. It thickens the cervical mucus making it harder for sperm to move. It stops the fallopian tube from pushing the egg forward. Read more...
Progesterone implant. Implanon is a small, rod shaped implant that is placed just under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. It continuously releases progesterone, which prevents ovulation and renders the endometrium less favorable for implantation. It provides contraception for 3 years. Implanon is considered a top tier contraceptive method (most effective) comparable to an iud or even permanent sterilization. Read more...