It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible. 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.
There would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation. Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred.
It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, if the Nexplanon wasn’t for you. Remember, condoms also help reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs.
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