Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

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

I have had the Nexplanon for about 3 weeks now and the other day I had unprotected sex…

……..The next day my stomach was really hurting it felt like I was going to be sick, why is that?

It is likely your stomach pain was unrelated to the Nexplanon, but we can clear some things up 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.

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.

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

 

So I had unprotected sex with a guy and the next day he told me that he had Chlamydia…

…………………….but that he had been treated for it and followed the 7 day no sex rule.  I’m just wondering what are the chances of me getting chlamydia because he did cum inside me.  I have the implant in the arm that protects you from getting pregnant for three years…

 

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial  infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat.

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. People can get Chlamydia through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom or dental dam.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

If you had any sexual contact before, or during those 7 days it is possible the Chlamydia was transmitted. If the sexual contact occurred after your partner finished treatment, and your partner didn’t have any sexual contact with anyone for those 7 days, it is less likely the Chlamydia was transmitted.

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

The only way to know for sure if Chlamydia was transmitted is to get tested.  If you want to make an appointment or have more questions you can give Teen Clinic a call at 303-442-5160

I had unprotected sex yesterday. I had my Nexplanon removed today. I would be on the second day of ovulation. Could I become pregnant?

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 is also important to know that unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

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.  The result can be trusted then.

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

I have had the Nexplanon for around 7 months ……..

………..and these last few months I’ve been on my period non stop, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and suddenly my period has stopped, could I be pregnant?

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!

It is  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 for the adjustment period. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust to the new hormone.  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.

It is likely your irregular period is a side effect of the Nexplanon.  If this continues and you want to talk to a medical professional about ways to regulate it or maintain it, give Teen Clinic a call at 303-442-5160

Can you get pregnant if you remove your implant on Wednesday I and started my period on Friday then had sex on Monday?

Thanks for asking!

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!

Once someone has the Nexplanon removed, they are able to get pregnant right away.

So, if there was a possibility sperm came into contact with the vagina there is a risk of pregnancy.  It is also important to remember pregnancy is based on ovulation, not when someone is having their period.  Ovulation is the process in which an egg is released. Ovulation can happen at any time during someone’s period, making pregnancy possible during, before,and after the period.

It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, most methods can be up to 99% effective.  Remember, condoms can reduce the risk of pregnancy & STIs up to 98% when used correctly

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