NEXPLANON is a birth controlFamily Centered OB offers NEXPLANON as part of its Gynecologic Services.

NEXPLANON is a birth control implant

NEXPLANON is the small, thin and flexible arm implant that provides up to 3 years of continuous birth control.  Therefore NEXPLANON is considered a long-acting birth control option. Your Family Centered OB physician places it discreetly under the skin of your inner, upper arm. It’s also reversible and can be removed by your health care provider at any time during the 3-year period. It is over 99% effective.

You can become pregnant as early as a week after the implant removal.

How does NEXPLANON work?

Hormones in the implant stop an egg from being released by your ovary so you can’t become pregnant.

NEXPLANON puts a steady, low dose of hormone into your bloodstream.

How does the insertion process work?

Our trained Family Centered OB Physicians place the implant in the inner, upper arm, under your skin.  Your doctor numbs that area before the procedure. The applicator guides the implant under the skin of your arm. This is an in office minor surgery procedure.

You and your health care provider feel for the implant to ensure correct placement immediately after the insertion. If you can’t feel it, contact your health doctor immediately and use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as condoms) until your health care provider confirms that the implant is in place.

Following the insertion, you’ll have to wear a pressure bandage for 24 hours and a small bandage for 3 to 5 days.

Your health care provider may:

  •  Perform a pregnancy test before inserting
  •  Schedule the insertion at a specific time of your menstrual cycle (for example, within the first days of your regular menstrual bleeding)

NEXPLANON is a prescription medication for the prevention of pregnancy in women.

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