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How effective is the Nexplanon implant in preventing pregnancy?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My girlfriend got nexplanon because the chances of getting pregnant were less than one women out of 100. She got it inserted in her arm on the fourth day of her period. Her doctor told her to wait a week before having sex without a condom. We waited a week and a day before we just relied on her nexplanon as birth control. We just wanted to make sure it is fully effective and that we are safe
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is fully effective and safe after 7 days. No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Nexplanon is a long-acting reversible contraception and most effective form of contraception. Failure rate is around 0.05%.

It is usually inserted on D1 or D4/ D5, depending on her period bleeding and you need 7 days back up before you are going to involve in unprotected sex.

It is fully effective after 7 days and after that, her chance of pregnancy will be extremely RARE.

Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra

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Follow up: Dr. S Patra (2 days later)
Thank you for your time. So is this basically the best form of birth control?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is best birth control method.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for follow up query.

Yes, it is best form of birth control method as it has failure rate around 0.05% (very much low).

Hope, I have answered your query. Kindly, close the discussion.

All the best and good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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How effective is the Nexplanon implant in preventing pregnancy?

Brief Answer: It is fully effective and safe after 7 days. No need to worry. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Nexplanon is a long-acting reversible contraception and most effective form of contraception. Failure rate is around 0.05%. It is usually inserted on D1 or D4/ D5, depending on her period bleeding and you need 7 days back up before you are going to involve in unprotected sex. It is fully effective after 7 days and after that, her chance of pregnancy will be extremely RARE. Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Good luck. Regards, Dr S Patra For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326