Implanon (nearly identical to Nexplanon or Implanon NXT) is more than 99% effective: the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use Implanon for 1 year when Implanon is inserted correctly. Implanon prevents pregnancy in several ways. The most important way is by stopping release of an egg from your ovary. Implanon also thickens the cervical mucus, which acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.
It is not known if Implanon is as effective in very overweight women because clinical studies did not include many overweight women. Certain medicines may make Implanon less effective, and you may also need to use a barrier method of contraception while you are using these medicines.
Only Your Charleston Physician Will Know You Are Using Implanon
Most women can’t see Implanon after insertion. Only you and your healthcare provider will know you’re using it. For this reason, you should tell all of your healthcare providers if you are using Implanon.
You should be able to feel where Implanon is by gently pressing on your skin in the area where it was inserted. However, to reduce the risk of infection, you should not touch the insertion site until it has healed.
Reversible Birth Control At Your Charleston Area Doctor
Once Implanon is successfully removed, your ability to get pregnant usually returns quickly. Some women have become pregnant within days after removal of Implanon. After removal, if you do not want to become pregnant, you should start another birth control method right away.