The Implant (Nexplanon)
The implant is a small rod that is inserted in the soft skin of the inner upper arm. It releases small amounts of progestin for up to 3 years to prevent pregnancy.
Why use it?
- Prevents pregnancy for three years
- May improve PMS and painful periods
- Periods may be lighter
- Very effective--fewer than one in 1,000 women using an implant will become pregnant each year.
- You can get it at Campus Health Services
- You may have irregular bleeding in the first 6-12 months
- Doesn't protect against sexually transmitted infections