Implant

What is the Birth Control Implant?

The implant (Nexplanon) is a tiny plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that releases hormones to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. It’s inserted into the inner part of the upper arm by a clinician. Inserting the implant is a simple procedure that takes only a few minutes. The implant that is used in the United States is called Nexplanon.

Pros:

  • May be left in place up to 3 years.
  • It is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Private and mostly hidden (Most people cannot see it, but you may be able to feel it by touching the skin over the implant).
  • Works better than BC pills, the patch, the ring or the shot.

Cons:

Who uses the Implant?

People who know they don’t want to get pregnant for several years and who want hands-free forgettable BC.

How do you use the Implant?

After numbing your skin, the implant (Nexplanon) is inserted into your upper arm by a clinician at a clinic. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.

Where do you get the Implant?

You can get the implant inserted at a clinic near you.

How effective is the Implant?

The implant is more than 99% effective.

Does the Implant offer STD Protection?

NO. For STD protection use condoms with this method.