Subdermal Implant for Birth Control

Subdermal Implant for Birth Control

Subdermal Implant for Birth Control

Subdermal implant for birth control

The progestin-only hormone implant (such as Nexplanon)

The progestin-only hormone implant releases hormones that prevent pregnancy for 3 years. It must be inserted and removed by a trained health professional. The actual implant is about the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin on the inside of the upper arm.

Current as of: May 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Rebecca Sue Uranga MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology