The Jadelle is rods - I can't use them because of the hormones in it. I can't handle hormones added into my body, generally.
No, that wasn't a typo - you get it in your hip here. You can get it in your arm or hip - it depends on who is doing it. I personally prefer the hip - I can't feel it getting done. But it can make your leg feel funny (or "jammed" if that's the right way to explain it) but only for a day or so.
I come off of contraception unless I am in a relationship. I should probably get it regularly - it would be better. I just can't be bothered going in every three months, as I usually have a VERY tight schedule.
I am resolving for this new years to keep my contraception regular - to go and get it even when I am not "active".
I found with the Depo that I don't get my period at all - I haven't had it for around three or four months.