South Sound Women's Center, an OB/GYN Practice in Olympia, WA

Nexplanon

Nexplanon is a type of birth control for women.  It is a flexible plastic rod the size of a matchstick that is put under the skin of your arm. Nexplanon contains a hormone called etonogestrel. You can use a single Nexplanon rod for up to three years. Because Nexplanon does not contain estrogen, your healthcare provider may recommend Nexplanon even if you cannot use estroge.

Nexplanon is a type of birth control for women.  It is a flexible plastic rod the size of a matchstick that is put under the skin of your arm.

Nexplanon contains a hormone called etonogestrel. You can use a single Nexplanon rod for up to three years. Because Nexplanon does not contain estrogen, your healthcare provider may recommend Nexplanon even if you cannot use estroge. 

Birth control that lasts up to 3 years
Effective
  • Nexplanon is more than 99% effective: the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use Nexplanon for 1 year when Nexplanon is inserted correctly.*
Discreet
  • Most women can’t see Nexplanon after insertion.
Long-acting
  • One Nexplanon provides up to 3 full years of contraceptive protection

*Nexplanon may be less effective in women who are very overweight or are taking certain types of medications. Nexplanon must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced with a new Nexplanon.

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This information does not take the place of speaking with your healthcare provider and thoroughly reading the Patient Information and Consent Form. If you have questions, talk to your doctor, or find an NEXPLANON-trained healthcare provider near you.

 



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