It’s up to you when, or if, you want children. And when it comes to contraception today, you have many options. If you’re not ready to grow your family, we’ll discuss your options. We offer birth control pills, patches, rings, IUDs, implants, shots, diaphrams, and barrier methods.
And if at some point you desire a permanent birth control solution, we also offer tubal ligation for sterilization. The important thing to know about contraception is that there’s no right way—only what’s right for you, right now.
What is a Nexplanon?
NEXPLANON is a long-term birth control option that lasts for up to 3 years* to prevent pregnancy. NEXPLANON is an implant, not an IUD. It is a small, thin, and flexible contraceptive arm implant that is placed discreetly under the skin of your inner, upper arm by your health care provider. It is over 99% effective*—just as effective as the pill. You may become pregnant as early as a week after the removal of NEXPLANON.
*NEXPLANON must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced by a new implant at the time of removal, if you wish to continue preventing pregnancy with NEXPLANON.
Nexplanon is a contraceptive implant that provides long-term birth control for individuals seeking a highly effective and reversible option. Manufactured by Merck, Nexplanon is a small, flexible rod about the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The implant contains etonogestrel, a progestin hormone that prevents ovulation, thickens cervical mucus to hinder sperm movement, and alters the uterine lining to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. This combination of actions makes Nexplanon highly effective at preventing pregnancy, with a success rate of over 99%.
The insertion of Nexplanon is a minor surgical procedure. The implant is typically placed just under the skin’s surface, and its effects can last for up to three years. Nexplanon offers several advantages, including its long duration of effectiveness, ease of use, and the fact that it does not require daily attention like some other forms of contraception. However, it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so individuals using Nexplanon may still need to use barrier methods, such as condoms, for STI prevention. As with any contraceptive method, it is important for individuals considering Nexplanon to consult with their healthcare provider to discuss potential side effects, benefits, and alternative options based on their individual health and reproductive goals.