How quickly does an implant start working?


#1

Does anyone know how quickly the implant works after it’s inserted? How soon after can I have sex with my partner and not get pregnant? Thanks!


#2

I got mine fitted about a month ago and the nurse told me to wait or use condoms for the first week.


#3

Hi Livvi,

If your implant is fitted during the first five days of your menstrual cycle, you will be immediately protected against becoming pregnant (day 1 of a menstrual cycle is the first day of your period)

If it is fitted on any other day of your menstrual cycle, you will not be protected against pregnancy for up to 7 days, and so you should use another method, such as condoms for the first week.

You can read more about the implant here.