If you’re tired of birth control methods that require constant vigilance, you may want to try Nexplanon®, an implant that is 99% effective and lasts up to three years. Dr. Darren R. Tate, OB/GYN at Fort Worth Female Health Associates in Fort Worth, Texas, has extensive experience with the Nexplanon implant and would be happy to discuss its pros and cons with you.
Nexplanon is a birth control implant designed to last up to three years. Nexplanon is as effective as the birth control pill -- or about 99% -- without the risk of skipping pills.
The implant is small and flexible and is placed under your skin on the inside of your upper arm. The implant can be taken out at any time, should you wish to become pregnant. If, after three years, you decide to continue with this birth control method, Dr. Tate will insert a new implant. If you opt not to have another Nexplanon implant inserted, you can become pregnant almost right away.
Neplanon releases a steady, low dose of hormone into your blood, which prevents pregnancy in the following ways:
No. The Nexplanon implant may not be right for you if:
Dr. Tate will make a full assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for Nexplanon.
There are possible side effects from both the hormone therapy and the insertion and removal of the implant itself. For example, the insert can migrate in your body, which is uncommon, and may require surgery to remove.
The most commonly reported side effects of the hormone therapy include:
More serious side effects have been reported, and if you think you might be affected by the implant, make an appointment at Fort Worth Female Health Associates to get to the bottom of it.
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