If you don't want to avoid becoming pregnant, you can take a contraceptive in addition to using a condom.
Violett's doctors and health professionals can give you more information about the different birth control methods and you decide which of these suits you best.
You can contact us if you want:
- Information about contraceptives.
- A prescription for contraceptives.
- An IUD (intra-uterine device) inserted.
- A contraceptive injection.
- Get the emergency (morning-after) pill.
The contraceptive implant
- What is it?
- The contraceptive implant is a small, flexible white plastic rod that contains a female hormone.
- A constant low dose of hormones is released into the bloodstream.
- The device contains enough hormones to protect you from pregnancy for three years.
- How is the implant fitted?
- The implant is fitted by a doctor during the first 5 days of your period, just under the skin of your upper arm (usually), under local anaesthetic.
- The whole procedure is almost painless, but you can feel the implant under your skin.
- How soon am I protected?
- You’ll be protected from pregnancy immediately.
- The implant works for 3 years before it needs to be replaced. You can of course have it removed earlier.
- Possible side effects
- Nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, bleeding or mood swings. These complaints usually disappear spontaneously, if not, consult a doctor.
- Your periods may become irregular and, especially in the beginning, irregular and light bleeding can occur.
- Some women have no more periods after a while.
Do you have any further questions about the contraceptive implant?
Currently we only work by appointment. Call 03 293 95 91.
Monday14.00 - 16.00Tuesday/Wednesday10.00 - 12.0018.00 - 20.00Thursday/Friday10.00 - 12.00
For general questions:
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Currently we only work by appointment. Call 09 233 47 67.
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday11.00 - 13.00
For general help and social assistance:
Monday/Tuesday13.00 - 17.00Wednesday/Thursday13.00 - 17.00Friday10.00 - 14.00
Currently we only work by appointment. Call 011 33 30 58.
Monday10.00 - 12.00Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/
For general questions and social assistance:
By phone or for an appointment