What are the contraindications for contraceptive implants?

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Megan Brady Shannon, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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The contraceptive implant should not be used in the following situations:

  • Pregnancy

  • Liver disease, including severe cirrhosis or liver tumors

  • Personal history of breast cancer

  • Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding

  • Allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the implant materials


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