Nexplanon, or the birth control implant, is a match stick sized rod that is inserted under the skin in your arm. It is approved for up to three years. It is the single most effective type of reversible contraception! It is 99.8% effective. Placement is fast and easy. Numbing medicine is injected into your arm and the implant is placed underneath the skin with the insertion device. The implant can be easily removed in the office by trained physicians. We have implants in stock at all times and all of our physicians are trained and experienced in insertion and removal.The most common side effect women experience is irregular bleeding. Other side effects can include nausea, headaches and mood swings.
The Nexplanon does not protect against sexually transmitted infections, so condoms are still a great way to add double protection!