CT sees spike in demand for contraceptive implants

The contraceptive prevents pregnancy for three years after insertion.

FILE: Cape Town City Health says it's seen a spike in demand for contraceptive implants. Picture: Free Images.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town City Health says it's seen a spike in demand for contraceptive implants.

The contraceptive prevents pregnancy for three years after insertion.

Councillor Benedicta van Minnen says since February, contraceptive implants have been in high demand in particularly the southern districts like Tygerberg, Mitchells plain and Khayelitsha.

Minnen says the high demand is because the product is more convenient than other contraceptive products.

"It just takes a couple of minutes and isn't painful. We have practitioners at our clinics who have trained nearly 200 members in the insertion technique."