Side effects of the contraceptive implant: when to see a doctor

With many different contraceptive methods available, selecting what is best for you can be a daunting decision to make. There is no single contraceptive that suits everyone, and there are many factors to consider when choosing. The contraceptive implant is often chosen by women who want long term contraception and who want to avoid the hassle of remembering to take a pill every day.

Will I gain weight if I get the Mirena coil fitted?

With any form of contraception, you only ever really hear the bad stories. If someone has a coil fitted and no side effects, it’s unlikely they will comment in forums, share their story with papers, or run around shouting about it. For that reason, the internet can be a hindrance – many women considering a coil, an implant, or any medicine at all can be immediately put off by one bad anecdote.