Contraception options

contraception
implant

#1

Can you use the implant if you are on blood thinners


#2

Hello @MRI

Many thanks for your question. Being on the implant if you are on anti-coagulants is a category 2 on the UK medical eligibility criteria for contraception. This means that the guidance says that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Obviously it will depend on the details of your situation and in the end it will be a decision that you will make with the person who fits the implant but the guidance says that there is no contraindication to the implant in this situation.

Does that make sense?

Thanks for the question.

Paula