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Is the birth control implant effective?

Is the birth control implant effective?

VERY effective: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Are there any exams needed to get birth control implant?

Are there any exams needed to get birth control implant?

None needed: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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Does the birth control implant cause any bad symtoms to your body ?

Does the birth control implant cause any bad symtoms to your body ?

Irregular periods: For women using Nexplanon irregular periods are very common. This can be quite annoying but is not a health issue or problem. Other than that are very few symptoms from using this very effective method. ...Read more

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Is the birth control implant method a safe choice compared to other types?

VERY safe: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the birth control implant?

What are the side effects of the birth control implant?

Spotting: It is a great method, but the biggest drawback is irregular usually very light bleeding. Most people are not bothered by this and say it is light, but can be unpredictable. ...Read more

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How effectively does the birth control implant implanon work?

Extremely well!: It is more than 99.5% effective at preventing pregnancy once it is placed, and lasts for up to 3 years. ...Read more

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After the birth control implant is inserted how long does it take to take effect?

After the birth control implant is inserted how long does it take to take effect?

1 week: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more