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 6 Reasons to Consider a Birth Control Implant

 6 Reasons to Consider a Birth Control Implant

Birth control implants are an effective contraceptive method that offers many benefits for women who want to prevent an unintended pregnancy. If you’re looking for a convenient and reliable contraceptive, it’s time to consider the benefits of a birth control implant.

At Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc., we offer a range of popular birth control methods for adolescent girls and adult women, including implants.  

Our highly skilled OB/GYNs also provide contraceptive counseling and family planning services to help you make the best decisions for your future and health.

An overview of the birth control implant

Nexplanon® is a small, 1.6-inch device that we implant just beneath the skin’s surface on your arm. The implant contains hormones that prevent ovulation, so your ovaries won’t release eggs.

The hormones in the implant also thicken the mucus in your cervix and change the lining of your uterus to prevent sperm from reaching eggs for fertilization.

Nexplanon is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and is one of the most reliable forms of birth control available.

You may not be a candidate for a birth control implant if you have a history of breast cancer or liver disease or take certain medications that interfere with the effectiveness of the implant.

Six benefits of Nexplanon birth control implants

The birth control implant offers many benefits for women interested in a hassle-free method of contraception. Nexplanon may be a good fit for you if you’re looking for:

1. Convenience

Unlike oral pills, there’s nothing you need to remember when using the Nexplanon implant.

Our providers insert the implant just beneath the surface of your skin during a simple and fast in-office procedure. The implant continues to release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream while it’s in place.

2. Protection that lasts up to three years

Once inserted, the Nexplanon implant provides reliable pregnancy protection for up to three years.

Our physicians can replace the implant after that time if you wish to continue using it.

3. Easy removal

If you want to become pregnant, we can remove the implant before the three-year timeline during a quick in-office procedure.

Many women can conceive a healthy pregnancy soon after implant removal.

4. Estrogen-free contraceptive

Nexplanon implants contain only progesterone, so women who are sensitive to estrogen can use it safely.

You can also breastfeed if you have the implant.

5. More comfortable periods

Many women experience light bleeding or no bleeding at all with their periods when using the Nexplanon implant.

You may also experience less menstrual pain.

6. Minimal side effects

Nexplanon implants cause minimal side effects that typically get better over time. Side effects can include bloating, headaches, skin changes, and sore breasts. Some women may also experience mood changes.

Our providers carefully monitor your body’s response to the birth control implant. We can also recommend strategies to cope with any side effects you experience while using Nexplanon.

Call Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc., in Salem, Oregon, today to schedule a birth control consultation or book an appointment online to see how Nexplanon can work for you.


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