Implanon is a highly effective and safe hormonal contraceptive classified as a birth implant. It is like a small plastic matchstick that is placed in the arm where it releases the hormone progestin into the body. Conception can take place once Implanon is removed. If you’re interested in finding out about birth control, you can review the different options at Nurx™, a convenient, smart, and affordable option for birth control. We don’t offer Implanon as a birth control option but want to give you the information you need to find the birth control that’s right for you. Interested in birth control pills? Talk to our team today to find out how you can get your first pack for free with insurance.
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- Can I Use Any Healthcare Provider If I Need Implanon?
While Implanon is fairly simple to use, the procedure should be carried out in a doctor's office and should be performed by a medical professional specifically trained in inserting these implants. If not inserted properly, pregnancy can occur.Implanon provides the peace of mind of a permanent contraceptive, but is reversible anytime. It is, therefore, an ideal choice for women who are sexually active and who want to prevent pregnancy while keeping their options open.
- Does Implanon Offer Any Protection Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
Implanon does not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections.
- Can a Woman Use Implanon While Breastfeeding?
Yes, Implanon can be safely used while breastfeeding.
- How Does Implanon Work?
Implanon becomes effective within seven days of administration. The effect of Implanon usually lasts up to three years, but it can be removed anytime in case the woman decides to get pregnant. The progestin in Implanon prevents the ovaries from releasing ova; it also thickens the cervical mucus so the sperm cannot swim past it to fertilize the ovum. In addition, Implanon thins the lining of the uterine walls to make it difficult for the fertilized ovum to nestle in the uterus and flourish.
- How Is Implanon Used?
Implanon is implanted in one of the arms of a woman. It is a discreet birth control solution. Once inserted, a woman can literally story worrying about birth control for the next three years.