What is it? Nexplanon is an levonorgestrel-releasing implant that provides over 99% effective birth control for up to three years. Once in place, it provides continuous, highly effective birth control.
How does it work? Nexplanon is a small (about the size of a matchstick) thin flexible plastic single-rod implant that is placed under the skin in the upper inner arm by a health care provider. It works by releasing the hormone progestin into the uterus and preventing sperm from traveling to the cervix. You can make sure Nexplanon is in place with a simple monthly check. Your healthcare provider can show you how.
- Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy
- Can last up to 3 years
- Once Nexplanon is placed by a healthcare provider it is virtually hassle-free without the daily or weekly worries of remembering to use a birth control method
- Completely reversible and can be removed by your OB/GYN at any time if you change your mind, so you can try to get pregnant right away
- Safe for women who are breastfeeding or have already had children.
- Most women experience fewer, lighter periods
- May improve PMS, depression, and symptoms of endometriosis
- Nexplanon does not protect against STDs or HIV /AIDS.
- Irregular bleeding may occur, especially in the first 6-12 months.
For more information about Nexplanon visit: www.nexplanon.com