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Can i still get pregnant if i have the Implanon?

Implanon is the old brand name for the birth control implant. It’s now available under the brand name Nexplanon. The implant is one of the most effective birth control methods out there — it’s more than 99% effective. That means fewer than 1 out of 100 people who use the implant get pregnant each year.

The implant works by releasing the hormone progestin into your body. Progestin prevents pregnancy by keeping your ovaries from releasing eggs  (ovulation). Pregnancy can’t happen if there’s no egg to join with sperm. Progestin also thickens the mucus in your cervix, which blocks sperm.

For most people who use the implant, periods become fewer and lighter. Some people worry that they’re pregnant if they don’t have a regular period, but this is a common side effect of the implant and doesn’t mean you’re pregnant. If you use the implant, you can be confident that the chances of pregnancy are very very low.

Learn more about the birth control implant.

 

Tags: pregnancy, Implanon, birth control implant, nexplanon