How to Talk With Your Health Care Provider

Only you and your doctor can decide if NEXPLANON is the right birth control option for you.

To prepare for your appointment, below is a list of questions for your health care provider. Together, you can discuss your preferences, lifestyle, and medical history, so that you can make a decision that’s right for you.

Questions to consider asking your health care provider:

  • Is NEXPLANON right for me?
  • How is NEXPLANON different from other types of birth control?
  • What are the possible risks and side effects of NEXPLANON?
  • How do I get NEXPLANON?
  • How do I use NEXPLANON?
  • How is NEXPLANON inserted and removed?
  • Will I be able to feel NEXPLANON?
  • What if I change my mind and want to stop using NEXPLANON before the 3 years is up?
  • How will NEXPLANON affect my periods?
  • What do I do after 3 years?


NEXPLANON is a prescription medication for the prevention of pregnancy in women.


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for NEXPLANON and discuss it with your health care provider. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.


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