….. Can you get pregnant if you have sex the next day after the Nexplanon is in your arm?
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.
After someone has the Nexplanon for 1 week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.
If unprotected sex occurred before that first week, there is a risk of pregnancy. Even if ejaculation did not occur, pregnancy is still a risk because of something called pre-cum. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation. Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit, and most people may not know when pre- ejaculate is happening
Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy. Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.
Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days, and 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.
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