Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

So I used to be on the Implanon bc for 3 yrs, then went to Nexplanon and I have been on it for 2 yrs…..

….I only have one partner right now….but this past weekend I made bad choices with my ex. We had unprotected sex Saturday and Sunday….but me and my partner had planned for Thursday to remove my Nexplanon. We wanna try for a family. This is where I’m nervous. Thursday when my Nexplanon gets removed is there a possibility I may still have my exes cum in me and I can possibly get pregnant by him?

And if so, do you think it would help and be a good idea if Thursday if I remove my implant and at that same time take a plan b? Do you think that would help me out by not getting pregnant by my ex?

 

Great question. Remember, when you are on the Nexplanon, and if you have had it for over a week, you are protected 99% protected from pregnancy.

If however, you are getting your Nexplanon removed, and you have had unprotected vaginal sex ( so, without a condom ) 5 days or less before the removal, there is a chance of pregnancy. It is recommended to refrain from unprotected sex 5 days prior to a removal of a Nexplanon, (and an IUD) because there is that chance of pregnancy. This is because semen can live in the vagina for 5 days.

So, in your situation, it might be best to wait a week to have your Nexplanon removed, and in the mean time be using a backup barrier method (like condoms) when having vaginal sex. This is something that the clinician will discuss at an appointment when a person is getting a Nexplanon or IUD removed. If a clinician thinks there could be a chance of pregnancy they may decide to wait to remove it that day.

If you have any other questions,  need to schedule, or change an appointment call our Teen Clinic and we can always help you out! 303-442-5160

 

 

 

Do you have to have your parents permission to take out the implant in your arm?

Nope!

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.

So, if you currently have the nexplanon you can make an appointment at our Teen Clinic to get it taken out.

Call our Teen Clinic today! at 303-442-5160

How old do you have to be to get the Nexplanon inserted?

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.

So even though you’re not 16 yet, you can still start on birth control without parental 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, teacher, coach, aunt or uncle, or sibling. 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.

Nexplanon is a long term, reversible hormonal birth control method used to reduce the risk of pregnancy by 99% for up to 3 years. It’s a great method for someone who doesn’t want to think about using  a method for 3 whole years!

Teen Clinic is here for you. You can also give us a call at 303-442-5160 with more questions!

I’m 17 and I got the Nexplanon inserted about two weeks ago…

…My period is two days late. Is it working already? Or is something wrong?

Something that is important to mention with the Nexplanon is the effect it may have on your period. Nexplanon contains a hormone called progesterone. When someone is on progesterone, they may not have a typical period. For some people, this means that someone will not have a period at all, or they may experience irregular spotting, or they can experience something similar to a light period. How your body reacts to progesterone will depend on the person.

It can take someone’s body up to 3 months to get used to a hormonal birth control method, especially if it’s  progesterone method that will change the period.

You can call the clinician who inserted your Nexplanon to make sure what you’re experiencing is normal, but remember that hormonal methods like Nexplanon can change your period.

If you have more questions, feel free to give Teen Clinic a call at 303-442-5160.

 

I’ve had Nexplanon for about 9 months now, and I’m ALWAYS on my period. What can I do to stop this constant bleeding?

One of the most common side effects of the Nexplanon birth control 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 your body to adjust to the new hormone.

Since you’ve had bleeding for 9 months, it would be a good idea to see the doctor that inserted the Nexplanon into your body. Let them know that you are have a constant period, and they may be able to offer you something to help with the bleeding. There can be options to at least help with this symptom.

If you have any other questions or to make an appointment at the Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I have been on the Nexplanon for 7 months and I took Penicillin for strep throat…

…Will the Penicillin interfere with the birth control?

Great question!

If someone is on birth control and they start taking antibiotics (or vice versa), it’s very important to find out if there are any contradictions between the medications.

There are very few antibiotics that actually interfere with birth control, but it’s always a good idea to check with your gynecologist just to be sure. The doctor will be able to tell you what exactly may effect your Nexplanon. In the meantime, you can use a backup method like condoms to be sure you’re protected.

You can call us at Teen Clinic to make an appointment, or to ask more questions. 303-442-5160

If you’re on the implant in your arm (Nexplanon) and it expired after 3 years…

…and then your boyfriend ejaculates inside you, can you get pregnant?

The Implanon/Nexplanon is a hormonal birth control method that is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years.

If, for whatever reason, you cannot get the rod removed right away, it will not negatively affect the body. But remember, after 3 years the rod will not be an effective method of birth control.

After 3 years, you would need to use something else as your birth control (like condoms or another hormonal method) because you will no longer be protected by the Nexplanon.

Teen Clinic offers Implanon/Nexplanon insertions and removals and all other birth control methods! Give us a call if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have any additional questions! 303-442-5160.

I was on the Depo shot for several months before switching to the Nexplanon…

…I got the Nexplanon the same day I was supposed to have my next Depo shot and was careful for over a week. Am I covered? or should I use a back-up method?

When someone starts a new hormonal birth control method for the first time, they need to use a back-up method or abstain for the first week. After that first week, the hormones are integrated into the body and will start to protect against pregnancy.

With that being said, if you are starting the Nexplanon after already having been on another method, you don’t necessarily need to wait another week before you’re protected.

If you had the new Nexplanon inserted while your Depo shot was still active, you do not need to wait a week before the hormones kick-in. If this was the case, you are automatically 99% protected from pregnancy.

If you got the new Nexplanon inserted after the Depo shot had expired (more than 3 years after insertion), then you do need to abstain or use a back-up method for 1 week. If this were the case, it would be like starting a new method and the hormones need to be re-integrated into the body.

If you are not sure of the exact dates, contact the doctor’s office that inserted the Nexlpanon and who used to give you the Depo injections. They can give you concrete information on when the method will be effective.

I have only been on the Nexplanon for one month. Do I need to use condoms anymore?

When someone starts a new hormonal birth control method for the first time, they need to use a back-up method (like condoms) or abstain for the first week. After that first week, the hormones are integrated into the body and will start to protect against pregnancy.

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

It’s always a good idea to use some type of barrier method (like condoms) in addition to a hormonal method of birth control to help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

If you have more questions, give us a call at 303-442-5160!

If I were to be pregnant on the Nexplanon, would it show up positive on a pregnancy test?

Great question!

If someone where pregnant while on the Nexplanon, they could take a pregnancy test and still get an accurate result. The Nexplanon would not interfere with the results of a pregnancy test.

If you are on the Nexplanon and think you may be pregnant, you can make an appointment at Teen Clinic and get a free or low-cost test. Give us a call at 303-442-5160 for more information.