What are the Disadvantages of Birth Control Implants?

Some people have side effects after getting Nexplanon, but a lot of adjusting to the implant with little or no problem at all.

Negative side effects usually disappear after a few months, after your body accustomed to your implant. You can use our birth control application to track the side effects that you experience. If you’re looking for an IUD specialist, you can browse various online sources.

The most common side effect is irregular bleeding (spotting alias), especially in the first 6-12 months. Sometimes implants cause long-term patches, or a longer period and more severe.

image of a woman holding an iud birth control device in her fingers

But for most people, the implants make their period in a way that is lighter – 1 in 3 people with implants stop getting their periods at all after one year.

It is absolutely safe to do not get a period while you’re Nexplanon. And you do not have to worry about getting pregnant even if you are not menstruating, because the implant is really, birth control is really effective. (You can always take a pregnancy test if you want to make sure.)

Other possible side effects are not as common to include:

  • headache
  • breast pain
  • Nausea
  • weight
  • ovarian cysts
  • Pain or bruising where the implant is inserted
  • Infection where the implant is inserted

Birth control implant does not protect against STDs

KB implant is one of the best methods of birth control out there, but it does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections.

Fortunately, using a condom every time you have sex really reduce your chances of getting or spreading STDs. So use a condom + Nexplanon is the best way to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.