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Birth control implant

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Overview

Rated 3.3

35 reviews

Every 3 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 0.0

0 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

87% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control implant ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control implant

Male condom ingredients

Male condoms are thin latex or polyurethane sheaths that are worn on the penis during sex.

What Lowdown reviewers say

Mood

31% no impact on mood

Bleeds

57% spotting

Sex drive

43% lost sex drive

Weight

40% gained weight

Skin

37% no impact on skin

Cycle return

75% don’t know impact

Mood

Not enough data to say

Bleeds

Not enough data to say

Sex drive

Not enough data to say

Weight

Not enough data to say

Skin

Not enough data to say

Cycle return

Not enough data to say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Period pain

Protects against STDs

Non-hormonal

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Birth control implant reviews

35 reviews

Birth control implant  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 day ago

Nexplanon implant  

To start, I gained about 20 pounds. My periods were sometimes non existent and then I would have a two week period, then two days of no bleeding, followed by another two week period. After a while the implant migrated in my arm and started to cause aches whenever I exercised. I could handle most side effects but the real issue was low libido. The implant made me actively avoid sex and even be a little repulsed by it. It definitely hurt my relationship. I did love the security of it and how little I had to worry about getting pregnant.

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Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control implant  
Used for 8+ yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 day ago

Nexplanon implant  

I am approaching the removal date for my 3rd nexplanon. I’m researching alternative non hormonal options but may just go with another nexplanon as it has been nothing but positive for me for nearly a decade. I decided to leave this review to remind anyone reading that while reviews and the experiences of others are important, everyone is different and will react to birth control methods differently. The nexplanon has been extremely reliable for me with little to no noticeable negative reactions and it could be for you too.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control implant  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Nexplanon implant  

Mostly experienced irregular periods


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control implant  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 day ago

Nexplanon implant  

To start, I gained about 20 pounds. My periods were sometimes non existent and then I would have a two week period, then two days of no bleeding, followed by another two week period. After a while the implant migrated in my arm and started to cause aches whenever I exercised. I could handle most side effects but the real issue was low libido. The implant made me actively avoid sex and even be a little repulsed by it. It definitely hurt my relationship. I did love the security of it and how little I had to worry about getting pregnant.


Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control implant  
Used for 8+ yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 day ago

Nexplanon implant  

I am approaching the removal date for my 3rd nexplanon. I’m researching alternative non hormonal options but may just go with another nexplanon as it has been nothing but positive for me for nearly a decade. I decided to leave this review to remind anyone reading that while reviews and the experiences of others are important, everyone is different and will react to birth control methods differently. The nexplanon has been extremely reliable for me with little to no noticeable negative reactions and it could be for you too.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control implant  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Nexplanon implant  

Mostly experienced irregular periods


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments


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