The contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT) is one of the most effective contraceptives available. Along with the hormonal and copper IUDs, it is classified as Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) which are recommended as first-line options for all people choosing to use contraception.
SHINE SA wish to alert clinicians to important updated information about Implanon NXT procedures following an update of the product information in January 2020. These changes have been made to avoid the large blood vessels and nerves within and around the sulcus between biceps and triceps and reflect published research.
Washington University School of Medicine, Public Release:
New research indicates that hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants remain highly effective one year beyond their approved duration of use, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Manager, Gynaecology Assessment Clinic & Sexual Health Service, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, The Women’s
Professor Jayne Lucke
Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at La Trobe University. Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland and a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health