Nexplanon is a small, soft, and flexible birth control implant – just 4 centimeters in length. Our OBGYN places it discreetly under the skin on the inside of your upper arm where it’s hidden from view. It provides up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. Once inserted, Nexplanon is over 99% effective, just like the pill. But there’s a difference—with Nexplanon, you don’t have to remember to take it every day.
Nexplanon is one of the most effective birth control options available. Once it’s in your arm, Nexplanon works to prevent pregnancy with a continuous release of progestin, one of the hormones found in birth control pills. This keeps the egg from being released from the ovaries and prevents sperm from reaching the egg. Nexplanon can be removed at any time. It must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced by a new Nexplanon at the time of removal, if continued contraceptive protection is desired.
We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient’s birth control method is safe, effective, easy to use, and free from unwanted side-effects. Schedule an appointment at our Rochester Hills, Mi office and let Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology help you take control of your reproductive health. We will assist you in selecting the best birth control method for your body and your lifestyle.