Discuss NEXPLANON with patients like Carmen:
- Is not looking to have a child for at least a year
- Is currently using Depo-Provera® but is interested in another option
- Still wants a reversible option for when childbearing plans change
- Needs a health care professional to inform her of all LARC options (uterine and non-uterine)
LARC = long-acting reversible contraception.
In clinical trials, pregnancies were observed to occur as early as 7 to 14 days after removal of NEXPLANON
- A patient should restart contraception immediately after removal of NEXPLANON if continued contraceptive protection is desired.
- In clinical trials with the non-radiopaque etonogestrel implant (IMPLANON®), the etonogestrel levels in blood decreased below sensitivity of the assay by 1 week after removal of the implant.
In a 2016 survey of 798 people of reproductive age (18 to 44), misperceptions regarding implant effectiveness were common, with only 37% perceiving them as very effective at preventing pregnancy.1,*
Help your patients understand all of their contraceptive options, including NEXPLANON
Data from the first wave of the 2016 Survey of Family Planning and Women’s Lives were used to assess people’s perceptions of various birth control methods. The nationally representative survey of people of reproductive age addresses the perceptions and use of birth control methods and the short- and long-term effects of birth control and unplanned births.
†From the removal of protective cap of the applicator until retraction of the needle from the arm.
Mean Insertion Time of NEXPLANON
- In a clinical trial, mean insertion time was under 1 minute.†
- As with all procedures, accuracy and attention to detail are important.
In a clinical trial evaluating the insertion characteristics of the applicator for NEXPLANON:
Out of 301 insertions of the NEXPLANON implant, the mean insertion time (from the removal of the protective cap of the applicator until the retraction of the needle from the arm) was 27.9 +/- 29.3 seconds.2