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Implanon is a 4 centimeter-long rod inserted under the skin of the upper arm by a specially trained health care provider. Implanon emits a progestin called etonogestrel that prevents ovulation. Implanon is effective for 3 years.

Less than 1 in 100 women become pregnant with use of Implanon.

Implanon does not protect from sexually transmitted infections. Use condoms to reduce the risk of STIs.

To discuss Implanon as a method of contraception for you, make an appointment with a healthcare provider in Women's Health. If you are a candidate, a referral can be made to an outside health care provider

Implanon - Managing Contraception