I got my implant in December 2016 …

… My boyfriend and I are sexually active but don’t use condoms. I haven’t gotten my period for 14 days now. Am I pregnant?

Good question!

Once someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It is also important to know that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more regularly. It is possible what you are experiencing is a side effect of the Nexplanon.

The only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact. They can trust the result then.

If you want to make an appointment or have more questions, give us a call at Teen Clinic at 303-442-5160