Explore the Benefits of Nexplanon Contraception

Benefits of Nexplanon Contraception

Explore the Benefits of Nexplanon Contraception

May 19, 2023
Explore the benefits of Nexplanon contraception. Learn about its effectiveness, convenience & long-lasting protection. Make an informed choice for birth control

Birth control has been used for decades, with a variety of options available for women. It’s essential for  birth spacing and to prevent  unintended pregnancy. While there are several methods of contraception available, it’s essential to choose the one that best suits your needs and lifestyle. One such effective form of contraception is the Nexplanon Subdermal Contraceptive implant. 

This blog explores the benefits of Nexplanon contraception and why it is an ideal choice for many individuals seeking birth control. Additionally, we will discuss how you can get more information and access to this birth control method at The IUD  Women’s Clinic.

What is Nexplanon Contraception?

Nexplanon birth control is a subdermal implant that consists of  a thin, flexible rod about the size of a matchstick. It is inserted under the skin of the upper, non dominant arm where it releases a synthetic version of the hormone progestin, etonogestrel. Etonogestrel helps prevent pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus and preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries.

Nexplanon Subdermal Contraceptive implant is a discreet and long-lasting birth control option that does not require daily maintenance or monitoring.  The implant can provide up to three years of pregnancy prevention and has a failure rate of less than 1%, making it one of the most reliable methods of contraception available. Nexplanon insertion and removal is a simple procedure that can be done in a birth control clinic

When Should Nexplanon be Inserted?

The timing of Nexplanon insertion is crucial and depends on various factors, including your menstrual cycle and whether you are currently using other forms of birth control. If you have recently had a baby, miscarriage, or abortion, your healthcare provider can help you determine the best timing for insertion. In women not using any form of birth control, , Nexplanon is inserted between day 1 and day 5 of the menstrual cycle. This is to avoid the possibility of pregnancy. If insertion cannot be done during these days, it is recommended to use another form of birth control for the first seven days after insertion. You must inform your doctor if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, such as having unprotected sex during the current menstrual cycle.

Benefits of Nexplanon Contraception

  • Long-lasting and Highly Effective: One of the significant benefits of Nexplanon contraception is its effectiveness. Once inserted, the implant can protect against pregnancy for up to three years, making it a convenient option for women wanting long acting, reversible contraception. Moreover, with a failure rate of less than 1%, Nexplanon contraception is one of the most effective forms of birth control available on the market.
  • Convenient and Low Maintenance: Another advantage of Nexplanon contraception is that it is convenient and requires minimal maintenance. Unlike birth control pills or patches, the implant does not need to be taken daily, and there is no need for a weekly or monthly appointment with a healthcare provider. Moreover, once inserted, the implant can not be seen, making it a discreet option for women who do not want others to know about their birth control choices.
  • Effects on periods : Nexplanon insertion may change your bleeding pattern - this does not not necessarily indicate that the implant is not working. . 60% of women experience no periods or infrequent ones, while 30-40 % others may have prolonged or more frequent bleeding, which is not dangerous , but may be unacceptable for some. Your bleeding pattern after three to six months of insertion can provide insight into your future bleeding patterns -  If you're not getting a period  or you’ve had infrequent bleeding , it’s likely that  ongoing use will continue to be well tolerated.  
  • Safe and Reversible: Nexplanon contraception is safe and reversible, and a healthcare provider can remove the implant anytime, with fertility returning to normal immediately after removal. Moreover, the implant does not contain estrogen, making it a safer option for women who cannot use hormonal contraceptives that contain estrogen due to medical reasons like high blood pressure, blood clots, or migraines.

IUD Clinic

If you are considering a Nexplanon contraceptive implant.  The IUD Women’s  clinic is an excellent resource to learn more about this method and other forms of birth control. We provide a safe and confidential environment where you can discuss contraceptive options to help you make an informed decision.  We are pleased to provide animated videos on nexplanon insertion and  nexplanon removal procedures on the “ Resources “ page  and happy to  answer any questions you may have.

If you are interested in Nexplanon birth control, request a Referral to The IUD Women’s clinic from your Family physician or Nurse Practioner in order to discuss this method and determine if it’s right for you. Remember, contraception is a personal choice, and finding the best plan for you and your lifestyle is essential.