My body, my lifestyle, my contraception

Choosing the contraceptive that’s right for you is a very important decision. You need to be confident that it will prevent you from becoming pregnant and be happy with the way it works within your body.

Please talk to your doctor or a nurse if you think the contraceptive implant may be right for you. They will be able to provide advice and check whether you can use this type of long-acting contraception.

What are my contraceptive choices?

There are many different contraceptive methods, which means you can choose one that best suits your body and your lifestyle.

The following websites contain general advice about contraception and the contraceptive methods available in the UK.

Reporting side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.