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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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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