Nexplanon® is a birth control implant that goes in the arm . It’s just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle. This small, thin, and flexible arm implant is placed discreetly under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm by your healthcare provider.
*4 cm long x 2 mm in diameter
How to use it
The best part about Nexplanon is, after insertion,
you don't have to do anything to use it!
No daily pill reminders. No trips to the pharmacy for prescription refills. No fussing with stubborn packaging right before the moment is “right” to have sex.
Nexplanon just sits discreetly under your skin, offering you the ultimate in personal privacy and protection from pregnancy for up to five years. Plus, the process to get it there is almost as simple as use itself:
After you and one of our expertly trained birth control providers decide that Nexplanon is right for you, we’ll gather your medical info, give you a quick exam, numb a very small area of your upper non-dominant arm, and then insert the implant right beneath your skin. Quick as a flash, you’re done!*
If the implant is administered during the first five days of your period, you’re protected from pregnancy right from the moment you leave our parking lot. However, if it’s administered at any point during the rest of the month, you must use a back-up method of birth control for at least one week after insertion. Suitable methods could include a condom, sponge, diaphragm, or “morning after” contraception.
When you want to stop using Nexplanon, it’s removed with a very quick, simple, and similar in-office procedure. Your body should return to its “fertile state” instantly. If you had it removed because you’d like to have a baby, you’re ready! If you had it removed for any other reason, protect yourself with another method of reliable birth control immediately.
*Following your procedure, side effects can include minor cramping and dizziness.
Simple over the counter pain medication and rest over the next 24 hours can ease these symptoms.
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