Kate Adams, WHNP-C, ANP-C, MSN, is a May 2008 graduate of the Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT. She is dually certified as a WHNP and ANP.
Implanon: A Review of the Literature With Recommendations for Clinical Management
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2009 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 54, Issue 2, pages 142–149, March-April 2009
How to Cite
Adams, K. and Beal, M. W. (2009), Implanon: A Review of the Literature With Recommendations for Clinical Management. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 54: 142–149. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2008.09.004
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- contraceptive devices
Implanon is a new implantable, progestin-only contraceptive which was approved in the United States in July 2006. Implanon is comprised of a single ethylene vinylacetate copolymer rod that is 4 cm long and 2 mm in diameter. It is inserted subdermally in the groove between the biceps and triceps of the nondominant arm. A literature review was conducted and side effects are discussed. Implanon offers promise as a high-efficacy, long-term contraceptive and can enhance the contraceptive options offered by the women's health care providers. Clinical trial data indicate that the device is both safe and effective.