That is a great question! Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.
The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years.
Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, but it does not protect against any STIs!
What is important to know is that pregnancy is possible as soon as the Nexplanon is removed. It is also recommended to refrain from any unprotected vaginal intercourse for at least 5 days prior to the removal of the Nexplanon. This is because sperm can live in the vagina for 5 days. So if unprotected sex occurs during this time, pregnancy can be possible.
It would be a good idea to think about a different form of birth control to help reduce the risk of pregnancy. Condoms also help reduce the risk of STIs and pregnancy.
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