Etonogestrol Implant (Insertion, Replacement and Removal)
Doctors in Earlwood Medical Centre are accredited to perform the Hormonal implant insertion or removal. Book a 30 minute "Procedure Appointment" through our receptionist and nominate if it is for insertion, replacement or removal.
You must bring the implant with you to that appointment if you are having it inserted or replaced. If you need a prescription, please speak to the doctor first.
The implant should be inserted soon after the commencement of your period (or withdrawal bleed if you are on the combined oral contraceptive) and no later than 5 days after the first day of bleeding.
If you are on the progestagen only pill (Minipill) or have an intrauterine contraception device, the implant can be inserted at any time.
If you have been using injections of progestagen, the insertion should occur when your next injection is due.
Removal can occur at any time within the 3 years from insertion. Replacement can nearly always be done on the same day as removal.