Nexplanon (Birth Control)

Nexplanon is over 99% effective.

What is Nexplanon (Birth Control)?

Nexplanon is a birth control implant, inserted (in the office) under the skin in the upper inner arm . A plastic rod, about the size of a matchstick, releases a form of the hormone progesterone (called etonogestrel) that prevents pregnancy. It is effective for up to three years.

What are the benefits of Nexplanon (Birth Control)?

  • Your daughter won’t have to remember to take it, like she would with a birth control pill
  • Fertility returns right after it’s removed
  • It is effective immediately upon insertion
  • It can help reduce painful and long periods

What are the side effects of Nexplanon (Birth Control)?

Procedure side effects:

  • Pain
  • Bruising, redness, or swelling
  • Infection
  • Scarring

Nexplanon side effects:

What are the risks of Nexplanon (Birth Control)?

Nexplanon does not prevent sexually transmitted infections STIs.

Your daughter should not use Nexplanon if:

  • She has an allergy or sensitivity to any part of the implant
  • She experiences unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • She has or had breast cancer
  • She has or had liver disease or tumors
  • She has a history of blood clots

What can I expect during Nexplanon (Birth Control) implant?

  • Numb the inside of her upper arm
  • Place the implant just under the skin
  • Feel to ensure that the implant has been placed correctly
  • Apply a pressure bandage to be worn for 24 hours
  • Suggest wearing a small bandage for 3 to 5 days
  • The actual insertion time is less than one minute

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