The implant is a super effective and convenient way to prevent pregnancy for up to 4 years — you get it, then forget it. The implant also has positive side effects.
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Birth Control implants are SUPER effective.
Implants are one of the most effective methods you can get because there’s almost no way you can mess it up. You can’t forget to use it or use it incorrectly. Implants are “set-it-and-forget-it” birth control.
The implant is convenient and private.
Once your Nexplanon is in, you barely have to think about it — it works until it expires or you have it taken out. That means no trips to the pharmacy, no pill to take or ring to put in, and nothing you have to do before sex to prevent pregnancy. Most of the time you can’t see the implant under your skin, so nobody knows you have it unless you tell them.
Implants make your periods better.
Nexplanon can help cut down on period cramps. It also makes your period way lighter — and 1 in 3 people with the implant stop getting their periods at all after a year.
Implants only have one hormone.
Many hormonal birth control methods contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin. Some people with certain health problems can’t use methods that contain estrogen. Nexplanon is super effective at preventing pregnancy AND it’s estrogen-free, so more people are able to use it.
You can use the birth control implant if you’re breastfeeding.
The birth control implant is safe to use when you’re breastfeeding. The progestin in your implant won’t harm your baby or reduce your milk supply.
You can get pregnant after taking out your implant.
Nexplanon is reversible. If you decide you want to get pregnant, you can get it removed at any time. The birth control implant won’t affect your fertility or make it harder to get pregnant in the future. In fact, it’s possible to get pregnant as soon as your implant is out.