How Can a Partner Help?

The client’s partner is welcome to participate in counseling and learn about the method and what support he can give to his partner.

  • Support a woman’s choice of implants
  • Show understanding and support if she has side effects
  • Use condoms consistently in addition to the implant if he has an STI/HIV or thinks he may be at risk of an STI/HIV
  • Help to remember when the implant is due for removal

"Come Back Any Time": Reasons to Return

Assure every client that she is welcome to come back any time—for example, if she has problems, questions, or wants another method; if she has a major change in health status; or if she thinks she might be pregnant. Also if:

  • She has pain, heat, pus, or redness at the insertion site that becomes worse or does not go away, or she sees a rod coming out.
  • She wants the implants taken out, for whatever reason.
  • It is time for the implants to be removed and, if she wishes, for new implants to be put in.

General health advice: Anyone who suddenly feels that something is seriously wrong with her health should immediately seek medical care from a nurse or doctor. Her contraceptive method is most likely not the cause of the condition, but she should tell the health worker what method she is using.