Progestin Implant Aftercare Instructions

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Abstract:

This one-page document is a take-home sheet of aftercare instructions for providers to give to patients who have had the Nexplanon (progestin implant) inserted. It lists important information about the implant, and provides a place for the patient to write down its removal date, four years after insertion. The instructions include information about irregular bleeding with periods, bruising and swelling at insertion site, and distinguishes between normal side effects and warning signs for which the patient should see a healthcare provider. The document clarifies that the implant does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, advises condom use, and that patients discuss testing with their healthcare provider. Providers can customize this take-home sheet with their clinic’s information.

Author(s):
Reproductive Health Access Project
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
12/5/2016
Record Last Updated:
4/24/2017

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