What are advantages of hormonal implants for contraception?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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The longevity of its effectiveness is an advantage. Exogenous estrogen is absent. Prompt return to the previous state of fertility occurs upon removal. No adverse effect on breast milk production occurs. Complications of implants are rare and differ little between adolescents and adults. [4]


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