Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

I want to have unprotected sex with my partner and I’m on the 3 year implant….

……but I’m scared I might get pregnant if he cums in me. What should I do ? Is it safe without me getting pregnant?

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

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.

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

Is there any way of knowing if Nexplanon is working?….

…… I got mine inserted on the 5th of January and I’m not planning on having unprotected sex anytime soon but I just want to know that if the condom broke I’d be okay.

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

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.

There isn’t really a way to know or “check” if the Nexplanon is working. It is just important to know that it will work up to 99% for three years! 

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

I got the Nexplanon on 2/17/2017…..

……..I was told to use condoms for a month and then after that I wouldn’t have to.  I would like to know if I have to use them for a month or how long do I have to wait to have sex.

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.

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.

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

I had sex two days ago and my boyfriend came in me ….

………..and just yesterday I started my period.  Is that normal while being on Nexplanon?

Thanks for asking! 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.

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. So it is likely the bleeding was unrelated to the unprotected sex, and just a side effect of the 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 have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can you still get pregnant with the birth control in your arm?

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.

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

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