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:
- Bruising, redness, or swelling
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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