THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF A BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT
WHAT IS A BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT
Nexplanon or a birth control implant is a small tiny, thin rod that is about the size of a match stick. This implant releases hormones in the body which prevent the female from getting pregnant.
A Nurse or a Doctor will insert the implant into the arm and that’s all. You will be then protected from pregnancy for the coming 5 years.
Once you get the implantation done you don’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancies and can have free sex.
HOW DOES THE IMPLANT WORK
A tiny thin rod almost the size of a matchstick is inserted into your arm by a Doctor and you have protection from pregnancy for the next five years. This implant is also known as Nexplanon and there is an older version which is called Implanon.
The implant is inserted under the skin of your upper arm and it releases progestin which prevents pregnancy.
There are 2 ways in which the birth control implant prevents pregnancy:
- The progestin from the implant thickens the mucus on the cervix which in turn stops and blocks the sperm from swimming through to the egg. Because the sperm is barred from meeting the egg, pregnancy is not possible.
- Also, Progestin stops eggs from leaving the ovaries thus leaving no eggs to be fertilized. As the eggs are not released you will not get pregnant.
One of the best things about the implant is that it is a long term solution. Once you get the implant you are free for 5 years. Thus you do not have to worry about avoiding pregnancy for the next 5 years.
Also in case you want to get pregnant you can also get the implant removed through a Doctor. The moment the implant is removed you can easily get pregnant.
ADVANTAGES OF BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT
THE BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT IS PRIVATE AND CONVENIENT
The Nexplanon, once it is in and in place you don’t have a worry or think about it too much. The implant will work until you have taken it out. Thus you can avoid trips to the medicine shop. Also, you don’t have to the pill or wear a ring. You can have tension-free sex and not worry about getting pregnant.
Also mostly you will not see the implant under the skin and thus no one knows about it until you yourself tell them about it.
IMPLANTS MAKE PERIODS BETTER AND SAFER
The Nexplanon will help in cutting down on period cramps. Also because of it, the period will become way lighter.
According to research, one out of three females stop getting their periods at all after a year.
IMPLANTS ARE VERY EFFECTIVE
A great and long term protection against pregnancy is provided by Nexplanon. It is almost 99 percent effective. The implant is as effective as IUDs and sterilization.
The implants are a sure-shot way of avoiding unwanted pregnancy as there is no way they will fail you. Thus these implants are considered supper effective. You set it and forget it-that is the beauty of the implant
THE IMPLANTS HAVE JUST ONE HORMONE
Most of the hormonal birth control techniques and methods contain 2 hormones which are estrogen and progestin. Many times females with certain health issues cannot use these methods which contain estrogen. Thus Nexplanon is very effective in preventing pregnancy and also it is estrogen-free. Thus more and more females can use it.
PREGNANCY IS POSSIBLE AFTER REMOVING THE IMPLANT
The best part about Nexplanon is that it is reversible. You can remove it anytime if in case you want to get pregnant. There is no negative impact on fertility and you can easily get pregnant after removing it.
The moment you remove the implant you can very easily get pregnant again.
DIS-ADVANTAGES OF BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT
BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANTS DON’T PROTECT FROM STD,s
Although birth control implants are the best method of birth control out there, these implants don’t protect the person from sexually transmitted infections. Thus you should always use a condom while having sex to reduce the chances of getting pregnant and staying away from STDs.
Thus a combination of a condom and Nexplanon is the best and most sure-shot way of protecting yourself from unwanted infections and diseases.
BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANTS CAN HAVE VERY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people easily adjust to implants and have no complications but some people might have certain complications. Once the body gets used to the implants the side effects usually vanish after a few months
It is during the first few months that the most common side effect which is spotting or irregular bleeding occurs. This happens mostly in the first 6 to 12 months.
For most people, the implants help in making the period lighter as one in three people with the implant stop getting their periods completely after a year. Although sometimes the implant causes long term spotting or the periods get heavier or longer.
It is completely safe not to have a period while you have the implant. The implant is super effective in birth control and you will not have to worry about not getting pregnant even if you don’t get a period.
Some other common side effects are:
- Infection at the place of the implant
- Ovarian cyst
- Weight gain
- Pain in the breast area
- Pain where the implant was inserted etc.
WHY AND WHEN YOU SHOULD GO FOR A BIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT:
IF YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SEX
If you have plenty of sex or have sex daily then you should definitely go for a birth control implant. This is so because you are bound to forget taking contraceptives and thus you have chances of pregnancy if you don’t take care during and after sex. Thus if you have sex almost daily then a birth control implant is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE PARTNERS
If you have multiple partners then it is even more important to have a birth control implant. This is so that you don’t get pregnant and also you will not know who is the father of the pregnant child.
Although it is not a good idea to have multiple partners as it can lead to complications and diseases, having a birth control implant can go a long way in helping you stay away from pregnancy even if you have multiple sexual partners.
IF YOU DON’T TAKE PRECAUTIONS DURING AND AFTER SEX
you don’t take precautions during sex and don’t go for a condom and a contraceptive then chances are that you can get pregnant very easily and thus you should go for a birth control implant as that will ensure that you don’t get pregnant even if you haven’t used a condom or a contraceptive.
IF YOU HAVE A HECTIC SCHEDULE AND CANT KEEP A TRACK OF SEX
Many times we have a hectic schedule and cannot keep track of the number of times we have had sex and thus this can lead to unwanted pregnancy and thus it is a good idea to go for a birth control implant as that will ensure that the pregnancy is avoided for sure even if you can’t keep track of the sex and the number of times you have had it.
A birth control implant is the best way of avoiding pregnancy and having lots of sex without worrying about conceiving.
Many newlyweds are not ready to have a child and thus want to avoid pregnancy and thus an implant is a safe and easy way of avoiding pregnancy and enjoying married life with your partner.
No need for condoms or pills. Once the implant is there is no tension or risk of pregnancy. And the moment you want to get pregnant you can get the implant removed.
The only thing you should know is that the implant does not protect from STD’s and thus it is a good idea to use a condom to avoid diseases and complications.