With the implanon, does it become less effective towards the end of the three years or is it as effective for the entire three years?


Implanon is a birth control

Implanon is a birth control implant, inserted by your doctor, that contains artificial hormones to prevent pregnancy. These implants provide contraception for at least 3 years. They are very effective, because unlike oral contraceptives, you can't forget to take it.

It is true that the amount of hormones in the implant will start to decrease toward the end of the 3 year period, however not by enough to cause pregnancy. In fact, one small study showed that Implanon prevented pregnancy for even a fourth year.

Implanon may not be as effective for women who are over 200 lbs, so I would not take any chances if you are overweight and you have had the implant for 3 years already.

Learn more about Implanon at this site http://www.contracept.org/implanon.php

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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