Subdermal Implant for Birth Control

Subdermal implant for birth control

The progestin-only hormone implant (such as Nexplanon)

The progestin-only hormone implant releases hormones that prevent pregnancy for 3 years. It must be inserted and removed by a trained health professional. The actual implant is about the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin on the inside of the upper arm.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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Rebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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