What are some things I need to know about the birth control rod?
I've been on the birth control pill for a year now. I took it for heavy periods and cramping. I am sexually active. my doctor recommended the birth control rod because its cheaper and I wouldn't have to worry about taking a pill everyday. but I have a few questions. how bad does it hurt to place the rod? can you really feel the rod under your skin? can you see the rod from under your skin? how should my periods be after implant? what's the chance of getting pregnant? if I have the rod, do I still need to use condoms? what are the side affects? another concern is, my doctor told me that sometimes you don't get a period at all or the first 6 months. I'm relieved when I get my period because I know for sure I'm not pregnant. so I still want some what of a period.