Sexual Health Services
in London and Surrey

Information about the subdermal implant

This page provides you with the information you need to prepare for a subdermal implant. A subdermal implant is a long acting reversible method of contraception (LARC), this means that once fitted it is licensed to be used for three years.  For almost all women it is very safe medically and is one of the best contraceptives at preventing pregnancy. The commonest side effects are changes to your bleeding pattern or sometimes hormonal side effects.

Before attending an appointment to have an implant fitted, please watch the short video below about subdermal implants.

Information about subdermal implants from CNWL NHS Foundation Trust on Vimeo.



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Attending your appointment:

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time which may last up to 45 minutes.

If for any reason you are unable to attend your appointment, please call us on 020 3317 5252 to cancel it so that the appointment can be given to someone else.