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How does implanon work?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine
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In brief: Implanon works by

An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided very effective (99.
95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin) , which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3 year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize.

In brief: Implanon works by

An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided very effective (99.
95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin) , which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3 year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize.
Dr. Georgia Latham
Dr. Georgia Latham
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Stops ovulation

Implanon is an implantable contraceptive system that uses pellets implanted under the skin to deliver hormone that inhibits ovulation much like a pill or a shot would do.
It lasts much longer than oral and injectable methods making it more convenient for some.

In brief: Stops ovulation

Implanon is an implantable contraceptive system that uses pellets implanted under the skin to deliver hormone that inhibits ovulation much like a pill or a shot would do.
It lasts much longer than oral and injectable methods making it more convenient for some.
Dr. David Doucette
Dr. David Doucette
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