Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

I had unprotected sex and my boyfriend ejaculated in me 3 hours before I had my Nexplanon removed. Is there any possible way I can be pregnant?

It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible.  It is also recommended to refrain from any unprotected vaginal intercourse for at least 5 days prior to the removal of the Nexplanon.  This is because sperm can live in the vagina for 5 days.  So if unprotected sex occurs during this time, pregnancy can be possible.

There would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation.  Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred.

It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, if the Nexplanon wasn’t for you.  Remember, condoms also help reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

How much does Nexplanon cost through the Teen Clinic?

Great question!

Teen Clinic charges are based on a sliding scale. For example:

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a donation basis! This means you will not be charged for your services, and donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for on a donation basis or for a low cost.

This also includes all birth control, including the Nexplanon 

Teen Clinic also accepts insurance, but it is not required.  Make sure you talk with the person scheduling your appointment about payment options!

You can always give us a call at Teen Clinic if you have any questions. 303-442-5160.

I got the arm implant removed on friday morning and had sex monday night. he pulled out is this a pregnancy risk?

It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible. So if unprotected sex occurred, there would be  a risk of pregnancy

Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred.

It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, if the Nexplanon wasn’t for you.  Remember, condoms also help reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

 I was on the Nexplanon birth control for 3 years. I recently had it removed….

I had sex with my boyfriend the day after I had it removed and he did cum inside of me.  Is it still possible I could get pregnant? A week later we did have sex again.

It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible.  It is also recommended to refrain from any unprotected vaginal intercourse for at least 5 days prior to the removal of the Nexplanon.  This is because sperm can live in the vagina for 5 days.  So if unprotected sex occurs during this time, pregnancy can be possible.

There would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation.  Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred.

It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, if the Nexplanon wasn’t for you.  Remember, condoms also help reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

 

I have had the arm implant for 3 years now…..

…..It was supposed to expire October 1st this year but I have yet to take it out. My boyfriend came in me recently after it expired. Should I be worried?

Great question! Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.

The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in the upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

Once it has been three years however, the Nexplanon no longer works.  If someone is using it to reduce the risk of pregnancy it will not be effective.

Since unprotected sex happened there would be a risk of pregnancy.  It is a good idea to use a barrier method like a condom. Condoms can be up to 98% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy and STIs, when used correctly. It would also be a good idea to think about either replacing the Nexplanon, or starting a new form of  birth control to reduce the risk of pregnancy.

If you want to make an appointment with us you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I have had the Nexplanon in for over a month now….

….when me and my partner have sex he ejaculates inside me then usually after 2 or 3 days I bleed for a week. Is this because he cums inside me?

That is a great question! Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.

The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

It is also important to know that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more regularly.

The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy. So it is likely the bleeding is a side effect from your Nexplanon.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you want to discuss your bleeding with a medical provider you can call Teen Clinic to make an appointment at 303-442-5160

Can I go by myself to get my Nexplanon removed?

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 information with parents (or anyone else!) without an individual’s permission.

With that being said, Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult in their life that they can talk to about their sexual health- whether it be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an aunt or uncle. But we also understand that teens might not have someone they can talk to.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

So you can definitely come in and get your Nexplanon removed with us by yourself!

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

I got the Nexplanon on July 27th….

…started my period on August 4 and had unprotected sex where my boyfriend finished inside of me on August 7. It has been about 4 days and my period is still going. We waited a week after getting the implant before having sex but is there any chance that I may be pregnant?

Thanks for asking!

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week (like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It sounds like you waited a week, which is great!  So the risk of pregnancy would be very low in this situation, because the Nexplanon is 99% effective.

It is also important to know that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more regularly.

The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy. This could explain the irregular bleeding, but if you are concerned you can always make an appointment to talk to a medical provider.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you want to make an appointment with us, you can give us a call at 303-442-5610

I heard that you aren’t supposed to have sex 21 days before getting Nexplanon, is this true?

That is a great question! Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.

The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

If someone is getting a Nexplanon for the first time, they need to refrain from unprotected sex (this is referring to sex without a condom or another birth control method) for 14 days prior to the insertion.  This is to ensure that there is no risk of pregnancy.

If there has been unprotected sex during this time, there is a chance the provider will not insert the Nexplanon that day.  At Teen Clinic, a provider will always do a pregnancy test before inserting a Nexplanon.

We hope this clears some things up!

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

I want to get an arm implant…..

 What are the symptoms and is there anything I should worry about with the implant?

Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.

The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years.

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It is also important to know that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more regularly.

The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160