when during the menstrual cycle can the implant or injection be done


Implanon is a type of

Implanon is a type of long-term birth control (implant) that is inserted under the skin by a doctor. Depo-Provera (the Shot), and the lower dose Depo-subQ Provera 104, are birth control injections administered by a doctor every three months.

If you start the Implanon or Depo-Provera on the first day of your period, it is considered effective right away. It takes up to seven days for the hormones to become fully effective. However, the first seven days of a woman's cycle are already infertile, so no additional protection is required. If you start the method on any other day than the first day of your period, you need to use a backup plan for up to seven days.

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