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How effectively does the birth control implant implanon work?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Extremely well!

It is more than 99.
5% effective at preventing pregnancy once it is placed, and lasts for up to 3 years.

In brief: Extremely well!

It is more than 99.
5% effective at preventing pregnancy once it is placed, and lasts for up to 3 years.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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