Nexplanon (the arm implant)
The arm implant is a long-term, reversible form of hormonal contraception. The hormones prevent ovulation (when the ovaries release an egg) and thicken cervical mucus.
How it's used
A matchstick-sized rod is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years. You can feel it if you press on your arm, but you can't feel or see it otherwise.
How well does it work?
Nexplanon is 99% effective for three years.
How do I get it?
A medical provider must insert and remove the implant; you cannot put it in or take it out yourself. If you're interested, make an appointment today!