Table. Key Characteristics of the 3 Available Contraceptive Implants
Implanon®Jadelle®Sino-implant II®
ManufacturerMerckBayer HealthCareShanghai Dahua
Active ingredient and amount68 mg etonogestrel150 mg levonorgestrel150 mg levonorgestrel
Labeled duration of effective use3 years5 years4 years
No. of rods122
Approximate insertion and removal timesInsertion: 1 minInsertion: 2 minInsertion: 2 min
Removal: 2–3 minRemoval: 5 minRemoval: 5 min
Cost of implant (US$)$16.50a$8.50∼ $8.00
  • a The cost of Implanon may be lowered in the future to be comparable with that of Jadelle.

  • Source: Modified from a table prepared by FHI 360, the RESPOND Project, and USAID.