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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you still ovulate on nexplanon birthcontrol in any of the 3 years?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
LARC methods: LARC methods like Nexplanon were shown to have the same failure rate as sterilization; except they are reversible. As long as you are not obese , or have a body mass index of 30 or more, it is effective for 3 years. If you are obese, it needs to be replaced at 2 years. A IUD is a better choice for obese patients as it does not rely on the level of hormone in the blood to suppress ovulation.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2019
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