Can you still have sex even if you’re spotting because of the Nexplanon?

Once someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for 3 years.

It is also important to say that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people have irregular spotting, or sporadic bleeding. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust, and sometimes people continuously have spotting.

The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

So it is completely fine for someone to have sexual contact while they are spotting with the Nexplanon. It doesn’t increase the chance of pregnancy or make the Nexplanon less effective.  It just depends on if someone is comfortable doing so!

If you continue to have bleeding and want to discuss ways to regulate it,or have any other questions, you can call our Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160