Women are Asking: Can You Get Pregnant on the Birth Control Implant?

Many women want to know the answer to the question, “can you get pregnant on the birth control implant?” According to the Center for Disease Control, 8% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 currently use forms of birth control known as long-acting reversible contraception — meaning either an IUD or the birth control implant. Read our article to learn the answer to the question, “Can you get pregnant on the birth control implant?” and other important information about this form of birth control. Then, book an appointment at our Coral Springs practice, Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology. We’ll be happy to discuss this form of birth control with you, and, if it’s the right choice for you, we can even insert it at your appointment! All three of our top-rated doctors are taking new patients; learn about Dr. Lona Sasser and Dr. Mary Squire-De Leon here.

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Can You Get Pregnant on the Birth Control Implant?

According to Planned Parenthood, the birth control implant, Nexplanon, is one of the most effective forms of birth control. It is over 99% effective, meaning fewer than 1 in every 100 women who use it will get pregnant. Once the implant is inserted in your arm, you do not have to worry about remembering to take it or use it — unlike other forms of birth control, like the pill or condoms. The birth control implant lasts up to five years; if you decide you want to get pregnant, you can have it removed at any time, and you will be able to get pregnant right away. For all these reasons, it is a reliable, convenient, and effective form of birth control.

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How Does the Birth Control Implant Work?

The implant is a tiny, thin rod of plastic that a doctor inserts under the skin of your upper arm. The rod releases the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy. Progestin thickens the cervical mucus and can stop ovulation. By thickening the cervical mucus, sperm is blocked from fertilizing the egg. And when ovulation is stopped, there is no egg for sperm to fertilize.

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Are There Side Effects?

As with any form of hormonal birth control, it is possible that you will experience side effects if you get the birth control implant. Possible side effects include spotting, irregular periods, or your period stopping (which is completely safe). Other possible, less common side effects include, headache, nausea, weight gain, ovarian cysts, and pain, bruising, or infection at the insertion site.

Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages of the Birth Control Implant with a Gynecologist. Book an Appointment at Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology!

Birth Control and Much More

At our practice, we provide birth control education and insertion of the birth control implant and IUDs. We also offer many more women’s health services for every stage of a woman’s life. Explore our services here!

Sources for This Article:

How Effective is the Birth Control Implant? – Planned Parenthood
Contraceptive Use – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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