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The implant can be put in at any time canadagooseoutleta during your menstrual cycle, as long as you and your doctor are reasonably sure you are not pregnant. In the UK, Nexplanon is the main contraceptive implant currently in use. Implants inserted before October 2010 were called Implanon. Since October 2010, insertion of Implanon has canada goose outlet canada decreased as stocks are used up, and Nexplanon canada goose outlet shop has become the most commonly used implant.

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Nexplanon works for up to three years before it needs to be replaced. You can continue to use it until you reach the menopause, when a woman monthly periods stop (at around 52 years of age). The implant can be removed at any time by a specially trained doctor or nurse. It only takes a few minutes to remove, using a local anaesthetic.

As soon as the implant has been removed, you will no longer be protected against pregnancy.

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