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ETONOGESTREL is a contraceptive (birth control) device. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It can be used for up to 3 years. Compare progestins.
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Nexplanon Latest News

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Nexplanon Pro and Cons: My First-Hand Experience With the Birth Control Implant

Katie Mui - August 07, 2018

When I decided to stop taking birth control pills and switch to a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) about four years ago, the Nexplanon implant seemed like an easy choice. What surprised me at the time, and even now, is that the implant is far less popular than other birth control methods. Now that I’m on my second implant, I thought I’d share what I know about Nexplanon and my experience with it so far. See More

What Are My Birth Control Options If I Don’t Have Insurance?

Katie Mui - June 29, 2018

Birth control is back in the spotlight as Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of July 2018. This opens the door for a new Supreme Court Justice who will help shape important legal decisions as well as potentially rewrite old ones – including those around women’s health and reproductive rights.

We saw this happen last November, when the Trump administration made changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). See More

8 Medications That Can Make You Gain Weight

Benita Lee - June 18, 2018

An unexpected increase in weight can be concerning for anyone. But it’s an unfortunate side effect of many common medications. Insulin, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and even migraine medications can all cause weight gain, and some may even worsen the health conditions they’re trying to treat.

Sudden weight gain is never a reason to stop your medication without seeing your doctor first. See More

IUD vs Implant: What’s the Best Option for Long-Acting Birth Control?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 02, 2017

When it comes to birth control, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants are not only convenient for many women—they are also 20 times more effective than pills, patches, and rings. With insurance coverage of contraception likely to be phased back out in the next couple of years, many women are asking about long-acting, reversible birth control methods.

Studies show that 45% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. See More

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