#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Contraceptive Inserted In The Arm


Q: Good morning ma’am.
Thanks for your daily health update. Ma’am, I did the family planning that is
being inserted in the arm. Ever since June, I’ve not seen my menstruation till now.
What could be the cause ma’am? Thanks ma’am

A: The contraceptive implant, as the name suggests, is implanted
under the skin….under the skin of the upper arm and protects against pregnancy
for about 3 years.

This birth control
method contains the hormone progestin which prevents the egg from being
released from the ovary (if there’s no egg, then there’s nothing to fertilize,
right? :D) and also makes the mucous in the uterus so thick that the sperm
cannot sperm cannot swim through to get to the egg, even if it were released!

This method of
birth control is good for breastfeeding mothers (because it does not contain
estrogen which affects mother’s breast milk production) and is long…

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