Nexplanon is a long-acting, but completely reversible form of contraception. Nexplanon consists of a single small rod containing progesterone which is placed superficially in the upper inner portion of the arm. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia (medication is injected in the upper arm to temporarily numb the area). The progesterone is released slowly over time. Nexplanon is greater than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, and the contraceptive effects last for three years. At the end of three years, if contraception is still desired, the Nexplanon implant can be removed and a new implant immediately placed.
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