Nexplanon® is a contraceptive implant available at Ogden Clinic in Utah, for women looking for a long-term birth control solution that can be removed any time. This implant is a flexible plastic rod, about as big as matchstick, placed under the skin of the upper arm. By steadily releasing a low dose of a progestin hormone into the bloodstream, this implant suppresses ovulation, thickens the cervical mucus, and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Nexplanon® is a safe and effective form of birth control, and it is the only contraceptive implant approved by the FDA.
While Nexplanon® is not for everyone, it does offer qualified candidates many benefits including:
Ultimately, your doctor will evaluate your medical history and current health to determine if the Nexplanon® implant is appropriate for you. Once approved, he or she will pick a time to insert the implant based on your menstrual cycle and previous form of birth control. Prior to having the implant placed, you will need to take a pregnancy test. After the implant is placed, you may need to use a nonhormonal method of birth control for up to one week, until the Nexplanon® is effective.
When you come into Ogden Clinic for your Nexplanon® implant, you will be asked to lie back on an examination table with your arm bent at the elbow and positioned near your head. Your doctor will then find a proper place to insert the implant between the biceps and triceps on the inner side of your upper arm. He or she will use a local anesthetic to numb the injection site and use an applicator to insert the implant just beneath your skin. Nexplanon® can be detected by an X-ray, so after insertion the doctor may use an X-ray to confirm that the implant is properly placed. The Nexplanon® device is effective for up to three years and must be replaced to continue preventing pregnancy.
If you would like a reliable, long-term birth control solution, come to Ogden Clinic in Utah for the Nexplanon® implant.