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The implant is a super effective and convenient way to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years — you get it, then forget it. The implant also has positive side effects.

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Birth Control implants are SUPER effective.

Nexplanon gives you great, long-term protection against pregnancy — it’s more than 99% effective. The implant works as well as sterilization and IUDs.

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 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.

More questions from patients:

Can I use Nexplanon if I'm breastfeeding?

Yes. The hormones in the birth control implant don’t affect your breast milk or how much milk you make, and they won’t have any effect on your baby. The implant is a safe birth control method to use while you’re breastfeeding, and it’s really good at preventing pregnancy. You can start using the implant right after you give birth.

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  • 99% effective

  • Costs up to $1,300, but can be $0

  • Put in by a doctor or nurse

  • Lasts up to 5 years

The implant doesn’t protect you from STDs. Use a condom with your implant to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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