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Procedure - Nexplanon®

Nexplanon® is a contraceptive implant available at Ogden Clinic in Utah, for women looking for a long-term birth control solution that can be removed any time. This implant is a flexible plastic rod, about as big as matchstick, placed under the skin of the upper arm. By steadily releasing a low dose of a progestin hormone into the bloodstream, this implant suppresses ovulation, thickens the cervical mucus, and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Nexplanon® is a safe and effective form of birth control, and it is the only contraceptive implant approved by the FDA.

The Benefits of Nexplanon®

While Nexplanon® is not for everyone, it does offer qualified candidates many benefits including:

  • Can be removed at anytime
  • Quick return to fertility following removal
  • No need to interrupt sexual intercourse to find birth control
  • Can provide relief from menstrual pain or pelvic pain caused by endometriosis
  • Doesn’t contain estrogen

Ultimately, your doctor will evaluate your medical history and current health to determine if the Nexplanon® implant is appropriate for you. Once approved, he or she will pick a time to insert the implant based on your menstrual cycle and previous form of birth control. Prior to having the implant placed, you will need to take a pregnancy test. After the implant is placed, you may need to use a nonhormonal method of birth control for up to one week, until the Nexplanon® is effective.

How It Works

When you come into Ogden Clinic for your Nexplanon® implant, you will be asked to lie back on an examination table with your arm bent at the elbow and positioned near your head. Your doctor will then find a proper place to insert the implant between the biceps and triceps on the inner side of your upper arm. He or she will use a local anesthetic to numb the injection site and use an applicator to insert the implant just beneath your skin. Nexplanon® can be detected by an X-ray, so after insertion the doctor may use an X-ray to confirm that the implant is properly placed. The Nexplanon® device is effective for up to three years and must be replaced to continue preventing pregnancy.

If you would like a reliable, long-term birth control solution, come to Ogden Clinic in Utah for the Nexplanon® implant.


Beverly, Steven, MD, FACOG
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3100

Chappell, Daniel, DO
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Lammi, Kirk, DO, FACOOG
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3100

Larson, Alex, MD, FACOG
5495 S 500 E
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3100

Palmer, Bryan, MD, FACOG
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3100

Roberts, Audrey, MD
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3240

Rynearson, Scott, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3100

Schwartz, Zheila, FNP-C
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3240

Seale, Fred (Rocky), MD, FACOG
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3100

Smith, Traysa, PA-C
5495 S 500 E
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3100

Stuart, Mari, WHNP-BC, MS, CNM
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3100