If you are on the Nexplanon, and you take Plan B…

…Does the Plan B effect the implant at all? Or will it continue to work the same as when you got it?

Good question. Lets talk a little bit about Plan B, or, Emergency Contraception.

Emergency Contraception  is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. The hormones delay ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Emergency Contraception is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will only work to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. Emergency Contraception can be taken up to 5 days after pregnancy may have occurred, and it is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Emergency Contraception will not effect a birth control method, like the Nexplanon, nor will it make a birth control method less effective.

It is also important to know that once someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

If you want to make an appointment or have more questions, give us a call at Teen Clinic at 303-442-5160