Contraceptive Implants

Role Play Scenarios - Implants

This useful handout includes:

  • Four role play scenarios
  • Provider Instructions for Role Plays
  • Observer Instructions for Role Plays
  • Client Instructions for Role Plays
  • Role Play Observation Checklist

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Facilitating Role Plays - Implants

Why use role plays?

Role plays allow trainees to apply new technical knowledge and skills in situations that simulate those they encounter at work, which helps facilitate transfer of learning to the workplace for improved on-the-job performance. Unlike case studies, in which trainees carefully analyze a situation before responding, role plays require trainees to react to situations in the moment when applying technical information and procedures they have learned.

Checklist: Providing Implants, With Appropriate Infection Prevention Practices

Family planning providers can use this checklist to help ensure that the Implant procedure is done safely.  The checklist covers:

  • Getting Ready
  • Before Insertion
  • During Insertion
  • After Insertion

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Rumors and Misconceptions About Implants

This handout provides definitions for rumors and misconceptions and includes methods for counteracting them.  Also included is a list of common rumors or misinformation about Implants and the facts and realities that can be used to combat them.  This is a useful handout for trainings based on Session III of the Basic Slide Set for Implants.

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Checklist for Screening Clients Who Want to Initiate Contraceptive Implants

Contraceptive implants, such as Norplant, Jadelle, Sinoplant, and Implanon, are safe and eff ective for use by most women, including those who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV infection, or those living with HIV. For some women, implants are generally not recommended because of the presence of certain medical conditions, such as breast cancer or most types of liver tumors. Women who desire to use implants must therefore be screened for certain medical conditions to determine if they are appropriate candidates.

Implants for Adolescents: an option worth considering for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy

The long‐acting contraceptive implant is often considered for use in women who have chosen to stop childbearing or who are unsure of whether they want any children in the future. However, implants can be appropriate for all women, including adolescents who want to delay or space childbearing to ensure healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy.

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Fact Sheet: Contraceptive Implants

Progestin-only implants consist of hormone-filled capsules or rods that are inserted under the skin in a woman’s upper arm. Current systems consist of one or two rods.

Jadelle is a two-rod system designed to deliver a steady daily dose of levonorgestrel over a period of five years. Sino-implant (II) is identical to Jadelle but is approved for use over a period of four years. Implanon—a single-rod system—continually releases a low, steady dose of the progestin etonogestrel for a period of up to three years.

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