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Is pregnancy possible despite taking Nexplanon?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015
Question: My girlfriend has been on nexplanon for 8 months now and we have sex regularly usually One time almost every day and I always use with drawl before ejaculation. Due to the heat of the moment, i didnt use with drawl for the first time and we absolutely do not want any kids. And i am very worried about it, do i need the plan b pill? If you could get back with me asap i would greatly appreciate it
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nexplanon is effective on its own at a contraceptive you do not need backup

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and I hope I can help you today.

Nexplanon is effective enough as a birth control method that many women use it as a primary method of contraception, meaning that they do not use an additional form of birth control. It is greater than 99% effective and prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation in the woman. It is effective for two years from the date of insertion.

Therefore even if you did ejaculate inside of her, she is protected against pregnancy.

So in your case, she does not need to take Plan B or any other form of emergency contraception. In addition, there is no reason why you need to use withdrawal as long she has the Nexplanon, however if you find doing that reassuring, that is okay too.

I hope that I was able to adequately answer your question today, and that this information was helpful and reassuring to you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Brown
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Jacqueline Brown (2 hours later)
Thank you, this hs exactly what i was looking for. I have used this app before. And this is the most detailed and elaborate answer ive had
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are very welcome

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I am glad you are pleased with my services and healthcaremagic.com and that I could be of help to you and your girlfriend today.

Take care, Dr. Brown
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Is pregnancy possible despite taking Nexplanon?

Brief Answer: Nexplanon is effective on its own at a contraceptive you do not need backup Detailed Answer: Hello, and I hope I can help you today. Nexplanon is effective enough as a birth control method that many women use it as a primary method of contraception, meaning that they do not use an additional form of birth control. It is greater than 99% effective and prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation in the woman. It is effective for two years from the date of insertion. Therefore even if you did ejaculate inside of her, she is protected against pregnancy. So in your case, she does not need to take Plan B or any other form of emergency contraception. In addition, there is no reason why you need to use withdrawal as long she has the Nexplanon, however if you find doing that reassuring, that is okay too. I hope that I was able to adequately answer your question today, and that this information was helpful and reassuring to you. Best wishes, Dr. Brown