Me and my boyfriend had sex but I have only had the Nexplanon for 6 days will I get pregnant?

Good question!

Remember, when someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the Nexplanon) they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective.   After that one week, someone with a Nexplanon is 99% protected against pregnancy for up to 3 years.

If you had sex before that 1 week and were not using a condom. There is a chance of pregnancy.

If you do not want pregnancy to occur, you could take an Emergency Contraception. You can take Emergency Contraception up to 5 days after having sex. It is more effective the sooner you take it.

Remember, the only way you can know for sure though if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test 14 days after your most recent sexual contact. At that time, you will get an accurate result.

Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests for free or at a low-cost. You can call us at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment to get a pregnancy test.