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  1. Arti says:

    It will need to be replaced after this time as the hormone reservoir will run out. The implant contains a progestin reservoir which is released in tiny doses during the three years or five years depending on the type to prevent pregnancy. Studies have shown no significant harmful effects on the growth or health of infants whose mothers began to use contraceptive implants six weeks after childbirth. There is no data to support the use of the implants earlier than six weeks after childbirth. Once the implants are removed, the contraceptive effect wears off quickly and you can become pregnant as rapidly as women who have used no contraceptive at all.

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