Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Guest Post - Implanon

Bethany Womens Healthcare is pleased to be a provider of IMPLANON, one of the latest hormonal contraception methods. We are one of the few offices in the Valley to offer this service.

IMPLANON is one progesterone rod, about the size of a matchstick. It is inserted in the upper arm, and is effective up to three years. IMPLANON is reversible and can be used in women who have never given birth. It is also safe for use in women with a past history of pelvic infections.

IMPLANON works by suppressing ovulation, increasing the cervical mucus, and decreasing the thickness of the uterine lining. It is greater than 99 % effective.

The most common side effect is random vaginal bleeding or spotting. Some women will experience absence of menstruation. Each woman's experience will be different and the bleeding pattern cannot be predicted.

If this method sounds like it might be a good fit for your lifestyle, please call for a consultation. If you decide this is the method you want, our office will start the insurance authorization process and order the IMPLANON.

Jeanene Traynor BC-WHNP

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