……..I was told to use condoms for a month and then after that I wouldn’t have to. I would like to know if I have to use them for a month or how long do I have to wait to have sex.
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.
It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective. It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.
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