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Contraceptive implants under the skin refers to Hormonal contraception birth control methods that primarily act on the endocrine system and are mostly composed of steroid hormones.
Contraceptive implants are inserted under the skin of the upper arm, and contain progestogen only. Two types are available; Jadelle (Norplant 2) consists of two rods that release a low dose of hormones. It is effective for five years. Implanon is a single rod that releases a moderate dose of hormones. It is effective for three years.
Note: Contraceptive implants and other form of hormonal contraceptives are associated with some health risk and women are advisable to consult their local health center before using them.