Nexplanon - new long acting reversible contraceptive option

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What is it?

Nexplanon is a 4 cm (1.5 in) plastic tube that gets inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It then releases progestin, a type a progesterone like the one your body makes.

 How does it work?

It works by stopping ovulation and making the cervical mucus too thick for sperm to pass through, from your vaginal canal into the uterus. 

 How effective is it?

Nexplanon is a highly effective (99.9%) in preventing a pregnancy.