Condoms for men and women look different, but both work in the same way: by creating a barrier that blocks semen and other fluids. Female condoms fit inside the vagina to prevent pregnancy and STDs. You can use one to lower the risk of STDs during anal sex, too. But don’t use one when your partner is using a male condom. They can stick together and pull out of place or tear.
Removing it can take only a few minutes or 20 minutes, depending on how much scar tissue has formed. Your health care provider numbs your skin and makes a tiny cut near the tip of the implant, then pulls it out.
Implanon vs. Nexplanon
The implant maker, Merck, is phasing out Implanon and replacing it with Nexplanon.
The two implants are nearly identical, but the insertion device for Nexplanon is simpler and avoids placing the implant too deep under your skin.
Also, the Nexplanon rod was designed to be located using X-rays. If you doctor can't feel it under the skin, the X-ray can show if it's in the right place.