NEXPLANON is a birth control implant that’s placed under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm. This flexible implant measures 1.6 inches in length (4 centimeters) and is approximately 1/8 inch in diameter. A trained healthcare provider will guide the implant into place in your inner non-dominant upper arm. Once in place, NEXPLANON releases a continuous low dose of hormone to help prevent pregnancy.

You may experience pain, bleeding, or dizziness during and after placement. If your symptoms do not pass within 30 minutes after placement, NEXPLANON may not have been placed correctly. Your healthcare provider will examine you to see if NEXPLANON needs to be removed or replaced.

NEXPLANON works to prevent pregnancy in several ways. Once it gets inserted, it releases a steady, low dose of progestin, a hormone that works to prevent pregnancy in 3 ways:

  • Stops ovulation by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary.
  • Thins the lining of your uterus, which makes implantation of the egg more difficult.
  • Thickens mucus in the cervix, which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg.

How Effective is NEXPLANON?
NEXPLANON is over 99%* effective in preventing pregnancies. Progestin, the hormone found in NEXPLANON, can prevent pregnancy by stopping the egg from being released from your ovaries. NEXPLANON doesn’t have to be taken every day, and it is one of the most effective birth controls available.

Source: NEXPLANON Official Website

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