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The secret contraceptive producers don’t want you to know.

Out of the many contraceptive methods, the condom may perhaps be the most popular. Many people love it because of its affordability. Its ability to prevent sexually transmitted diseases cannot be left out either. But what if I told you there was an equally good way to prevent pregnancy? Very few people know about this method which is quite ironic considering its effectiveness. I’m going to let you in on a secret that producers of condoms don’t want you to know.

The method.

Implants are a form of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC). LARCs have become increasingly popular among women who want to prevent pregnancy. These tiny devices are implanted under the skin and release hormones that prevent pregnancy for up to three years.

Implants work by releasing a synthetic hormone called progestin. The hormones thicken cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Also, they suppress ovulation. This makes it less likely for an egg to be released from the ovaries. This combination of effects makes implants one of the most effective forms of birth control available, with a failure rate of less than 1%.

Picture of an implant, the contraceptives they have hidden from you.
An Implant, the secret they have hidden from you.

Implants are a great option for women who want to avoid the daily responsibility of taking a pill or using other forms of contraceptives. Once the implant is inserted, there is no need to remember to take a pill. You don’t need to replace a device for up to three years. This means, for three years you can enjoy sex without worrying about pregnancy. Another advantage of implants is that they can be inserted at any time. This includes immediately after giving birth.

Despite the many advantages of implants, there are some downsides to consider. Some women may experience side effects. Headaches, nausea, and mood swings are fairly common. Additionally, implants do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Women who are at risk of STIs should use a barrier contraceptive method such as condoms in addition to the implant.

The Secret.

Implants in Ghana are surprisingly cheap. The price ranges from as low as 20 Ghana Cedis to about 70 cedis. Although the prices may differ from place to place, this is still amazing. One can save on costs from condoms and other forms of contraceptives since the implants can last for as long as 3-5 years.

The secret contraceptives producers have hidden from you.
An Implant you may find on the market, a contraceptive alternative.

Comment below what your experiences with implants have been if any. Also, if you’ve been educated by this article consider checking out a few more from our website, The Punch Ghana. 

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