Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

Is Nexaplon free at 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 free or donation basis! Donations are not required, but greatly appreciated.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for free or at a low-cost. Some services will slide down to $0, or donation basis, but some services might be $5-50 based on your income.

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 just got my birth control implant last Tuesday…..

……..and we had sex this Saturday, so 5 days, but he didn’t ejaculate inside because he pulled out, Is there a chance to get pregnant?

Good question.

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.

After someone has the Nexplanon for 1 week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

If unprotected sex occurred before that first week, there is a risk of pregnancy.  Even if ejaculation did not occur, pregnancy is still a risk because of something called pre-cum. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit, and most people may not know when pre- ejaculate is happening

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days, and the only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact.

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

How long can you get pregnant after getting the implant taken out before the 3 years?

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.

Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, but it does not protect against any STIs!

What is important to know is that pregnancy is possible as soon as the Nexplanon is removed.  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.

It would be a good idea to think about a different form of birth control to help reduce the risk of pregnancy. Condoms also help reduce the risk of STIs and pregnancy.

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

I received the birth control implant last Tuesday and had unprotected sex that same week on Friday…..

…… Was the implant effective or is there a possibility that I might be pregnant?

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.

After someone has the Nexplanon for 1 week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

If unprotected sex occurred before that first week, there is a risk of pregnancy.

Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days.

Remember, The Nexplanon does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms/dental dams can do this!

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

Can my boyfriend ejaculate inside of me if I have been on Nexplanon for more than a week?

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.

Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years,  even if ejacuiation in the vagina occurs. It does not protect against any STIs! Only Condoms and Dental Dams can reduce the risk of STIs

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

Can you still have sex even if you’re spotting because of the Nexplanon?

Once someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for 3 years.

It is also important to say that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people have irregular spotting, or sporadic bleeding. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust, and sometimes people continuously have spotting.

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 completely fine for someone to have sexual contact while they are spotting with the Nexplanon. It doesn’t increase the chance of pregnancy or make the Nexplanon less effective.  It just depends on if someone is comfortable doing so!

If you continue to have bleeding and want to discuss ways to regulate it,or have any other questions, you can call our Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

Can someone get the implant taken out before 3 years with out a parent present?

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. Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services.

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. That’s why Teen Clinic offers a safe and confidential space for teens to get the information and/or care that they might need. Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

If someone decides to have their Nexplanon removed before 3 years, they do not need a parent present. It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible.

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

If I had unprotected sex 5 days after having Nexplanon inserted could I have gotten pregnant?

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.

After someone has the Nexplanon for 1 week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

If unprotected sex occurred before that first week, there is a risk of pregnancy. Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days. The only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after their most recent sexual contact.

The Nexplanon does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms/dental dams can do this!

If you have more questions about your Nexplanon or continue to have pain, you can make an appointment at Teen Clinic at 303-442-5160

I’m really concerned, I’ve been on the Nexplanon the last 3 years….

…..I was supposed to get it removed July 25th. I had unprotected sex on my removal date July 25th, thinking I was supposed to have it removed on the July 26th, I was wrong. Is it a possibility that I could be pregnant?

Good 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.

Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, but it does not protect against any STIs!

What is important to know is that pregnancy is possible as soon as the Nexplanon is removed.  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.

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

Will my doctor know I had protected sex while I’m using the Nexplanon?

Good 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.

Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, but it does not protect against any STIs!

It is important to know your doctor doesn’t know your sexual health history just based on what birth control you are on.  That being said,  it is important to share information like sexual health history with your doctor so they can provide accurate and comprehensive health care for you.

It might seem intimidating to share that information, but your doctor should make you feel safe and comfortable. Because of the law in Colorado, teens can access sexual health services without the consent or notification of their parent or guardian. While Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult they can talk to it is not required.  So, you do not have to bring a parent when discussing things like birth control with your doctor, and it is illegal for your doctor to share any of your health information with your parent or guardian as well.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic to discuss any of these things, or if you have more questions, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160