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Is it normal to not have periods while on birth control?

posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm

Great question! It really depends on the form of birth control. Sometimes when a person first starts birth control, their periods can change or be irregular while their body gets used to the new hormones.  This will vary for different bodies, but can last for awhile. Some forms of birth control thin the lining of […]

Hi! I’m on the Nexplanon implant…

posted on September 19, 2018 2:43 pm

………and I’ve been on since January and recently I’ve had sex and I felt weird, so I took a pregnancy test from the one dollar store that came back positive but was very very very faint what could that mean? It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It […]

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex for the first time….

posted on September 15, 2018 4:35 pm

…..when he ejaculated inside me four times over two weeks, but I’ve had two shots on time and as scheduled. Is it possible I could be pregnant at all? Once someone has had a hormonal form of birth control (like the Depo shot)  for 1 week it can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina).  […]

Can I be pregnant if I had unprotected sex 9 days before my Depo shot was over?

posted on September 8, 2018 5:04 pm

Once someone has had a hormonal form of birth control (like the Depo shot) for 1 week it can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina).  It takes a full week for the hormones to be integrated into the body and start working. In order for the Depo Shot to be effective, a person needs […]

Do I need to have parental consent or a prescription to get Nexplanon?

posted on August 31, 2018 6:00 pm

It is important to know that in the state of Colorado, the law says that minors have the right to access any sexual healthcare without the consent or notification of their parents. That means they can start a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or get any other sexual healthcare without their parents being involved at all. In fact, it’s illegal for clinics to share sexual health […]