IMPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) is a prescription medication for the prevention of pregnancy in women. Implanon is a hormone-releasing birth control implant that prevents pregnancy for up to 3 years. A small matchstick-sixed rod, it is inserted under your skin and releases a hormone to prevent ovulation. It is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
As a hormonal birth control option, Implanon works for 3 years to help prevent pregnancy. A small rod is inserted under the skin on your inner upper arm where it releases the hormone progestin to prevent ovulation. This medication is prescribed by your provider and an office visit is required for insertion of the Implanon device. The procedure is generally painless.
The implant must be removed after three years. If you choose to continue using Implanon, your provider can replace it with a new implant.