- Jadelle is a contraceptive implant that is used for the prevention of pregnancy.
- Jadelle consists of 2 small rods that are inserted into your arm.
- Jadelle can work to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years.
- No need to fear, the rods are so small that most people can not even see them once they are inserted- which means it is your business-your little secret, if you want to keep it so. 😉
- You can have your implants removed anytime you so wish by a healthcare provider
- The implant does not prevent against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or HIV/AIDS.
Jadelle is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. That is more than a fair deal!
You must get an implant at a health centre (hospital). A healthcare provider will gather your medical information by asking you some questions and you will go through a simple physical check. After you have passed the physical exam, the healthcare provider will numb a small area of your upper arm with painkiller so you will not feel any pain, then, they will insert the implant under your skin and that is it! You are done. Easy-peasy.
If you are lucky to get the implant 5 days into your period, Great! You are adequately protected against pregnancy from that very moment.
If you however get the implant after the first 5 days of your period, no worries at all. Just use another birth control method as back-up protection (like condoms) for the following week.
A healthcare provider must remove your implant - never attempt to do it by yourself! When it is time to remove the implant (after 5 years or whenever you are ready to get pregnant), your health-care provider will numb your arm again with painkiller and make a tiny cut on your arm and remove the implant. If you are interested in continuing to use the implant, another one can be inserted immediately.
Depending on your body, it can take up to two months to get back to your regular cycle after having the implant removed.
Some women may have to wait for a few months before their menstrual pattern is restored due to the difference in body types.
This is not true at all. Implants do not move around in a woman’s body. The implants remain where they are implanted until you decide to have them removed.
However, if for any reason you notice your implant sticking out, start using a backup contraceptive method promptly and see your doctor or health-care provider immediately!
- An implant will not interrupt that moment when the sexual excitement and intimacy hits the roof! (Implants are cool like that)
- Implants give you less mess too. Your periods may be fewer and lighter.
- With implants, there is nothing to forget or remember on a daily basis.
- Implants are safe for nursing mothers - it does not disturb breastfeeding!
Possible minor problems after Jadelle implant insertion include:
- Irregular menstruation and/or spotting, especially in the first 6-12 months, but there is no need to worry.
- Some women may menstruate the whole time that the implant is in their arms while other women have no periods at all.
- If you have bleeding, pus, or increasing redness, pain at insertion site, or further problems, see a doctor or healthcare provider immediately.
NO! Studies have shown no increased risk of any type of cancer associated with the use of Implants. They are safe and you do not have to worry.