Nexplanon to Combined Pill

combined-pill

#1

Hello,

So I’ve had my implant removed last week and I’ve decided to switch to the pill. The nurse told me that if i take the pill from the day of implant removal there’s no chance for me to get pregnant. Is this true? Everywhere I’ve read it seems to say I need to use condoms for 7 days when making the transition…?


#2

Hello Ric

The nurse is correct. As long as the implant had not run out at the time it was removed and as long as you started the pill the next day then you do not need to use additional contraception. Here is the table from the current clinical guidance that confirms this - look at the bottom row.

Many thanks,

Paula