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Nexplanon for Birth Control

Nexplanon - K. Jones CHW

Nexplanon is an implantable birth control device that lasts three years. It is placed underneath the skin between the upper arm and shoulder blade. It is FDA-approved and has been used since 2002.

NEXPLANON works by preventing ovulation

NEXPLANON works by using a hormone that stops an egg from being released by your ovary and prevents sperm from reaching the egg. It also changes the lining of your uterus.

• Lasts 3 Years
• Safe and effective
• Easy to insert and remove
• Provides long-term protection against pregnancy
• Can be removed if desired


The Nexplanon device is a type of long-acting, reversible contraception that provides up to three years of pregnancy prevention. It is a small, flexible rod that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm and releases a low dose of the hormone etonogestrel to prevent ovulation.

One of the benefits of the Nexplanon device is its convenience and effectiveness. Unlike daily pills or monthly injections, the Nexplanon device only needs to be inserted once every three years, making it an ideal option for women who want a low-maintenance form of contraception. It also has a high rate of effectiveness, with fewer than one in 100 women becoming pregnant while using the device.

Another advantage of the Nexplanon device is that it does not interfere with sexual activity or daily routines. Women can engage in physical activity, shower, swim, and even sleep with the device in place, making it a highly discreet and convenient option.

In addition to its contraceptive benefits, the Nexplanon device can also help alleviate symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, such as heavy or irregular periods. It can also reduce the risk of certain conditions, including pelvic inflammatory disease and certain types of cancer.

However, it’s important to note that the Nexplanon device is not right for every woman. Before starting therapy, it’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation and discuss the risks and benefits with a qualified healthcare provider. The device may not be suitable for women who are pregnant, have certain medical conditions, or are taking certain medications.

The insertion process for the Nexplanon device is usually quick and minimally invasive, taking just a few minutes. Some women may experience some mild discomfort or soreness at the insertion site, but this typically subsides within a few days.

Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to assess the placement of the device and determine if any adjustments are needed. It’s also important to discuss any changes in symptoms or health status with a healthcare provider, as well as any medications or supplements being taken.

In conclusion, the Nexplanon device is a highly effective, convenient, and low-maintenance form of contraception that can also help alleviate symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. However, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation and discuss the risks and benefits with a qualified healthcare provider before starting therapy. Regular monitoring and maintenance appointments are also necessary for the best outcomes.

Complete Healthcare for Women - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Richard Lorenzo, D.O.

Kortney Jones ARNP


Kortney Jones, ARNP Kortney Jones, ARNP Kortney Jones is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She provides ob-gyn services including birth control, pregnancy and prenatal care, and infertility as well as gynecological services such as women’s health and wellness, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, pellet hormone therapy, and menopause.

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