The progestin-only hormone implant (such as Implanon and 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
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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