A new service at Ngati Pikiao Health – Jadelle Contraceptive Implants

A new service at Ngati Pikiao Health – Jadelle Contraceptive Implants

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Two staff have recently been trained to offer Jadelle insertion and removal.  Hine Loughlin our Nurse Practitioner and Katrina Maaka our Registered Nurse who works with our hapū mama and pepi.  The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women.

WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?

The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women. The contraceptive implant inserted under the skin of the arm.Contraceptive implants are small rods about the size of a matchstick which are put under the skin in the inside of your arm. You can feel them under the skin. They slowly release a hormone called progestogen.

HOW LONG CAN AN IMPLANT STAY IN MY ARM?

Implants last either three or five years depending whether there are one or two rods.