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Contraceptive Implant (Nexplanon)


The only implant currently available in the UK is Nexplanon.  It is a small plastic rod, about the size of a matchstick, which is inserted under the skin of your upper arm.  The implant slowly releases a low dose of progestogen.  This method is highly reliable.  It lasts for three years.

Inserting and removing the implant is a simple, quick procedure in the clinic, needing just a little local anaesthetic to numb the skin.

You will most likely need to discuss Nexplanon carefully with the doctor or nurse at your first visit. You might get Nexplanon inserted at the same visit.  A Nexplanon removal would be done in a booked appointment clinic.