Nexplanon is a long term, reversible hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.
How is it used?
Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years.
How well does it work?
Nexplanon is 99% effective for three years. It does not protect against any STIs!
Where can someone get it?
A medical provider must insert Nexplanon. It’s important to visit with a medical provider to that ensure Nexplanon is right for you.
If you are thinking about starting Nexplanon or another birth control method, it’s important to visit with a doctor or come to Teen Clinic. Ask us an anonymous question online or call to make an appointment for a personalized consult on choosing a birth control method.