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Hello!!! I have a question, I was on depovera for 2-3 injections in 2018. Then never went back for injections because i stopped having sex for a while. I am hanging out with my boyfriend (long distance) in a few weeks. I got my shot May 5th. I was not on my period & haven’t gotten my period since. I plan on not having sex for a few more weeks & if i do will be with condom. But, my doctor said because i was on Depo before & going back on it, that it will take 3 months to be 99% effective, basically until i get my next shot. Will i get pregnant if i dont use a condom even though i’m on the shot?

posted on May 18, 2020 10:42 am

The Depo Provera shot takes 1 week to become effective, so if you got your most recent shot on May 5th, on May 12 it would be fully effective. If you see your boyfriend in a few weeks and have sex without a condom, you’ll be approximately 99% protected from getting pregnant. The most important […]

Can you get an iud as a minor without parental consent?

posted on May 13, 2020 10:49 am

Yes! You can get an IUD for no cost if you’re 17 or younger, and it’s totally confidential. Your parents do not need to consent, but we do encourage everyone to seek out a trusted adult that they can ask about sexual health and other sensitive topics. If you’re 18 or 19, the IUD isn’t […]

What are 4 bodily fluids that do not spread STIs?

posted on May 7, 2020 2:19 pm

Bodily fluids that do NOT spread STIs include sweat, tears, urine, and saliva. STIs CAN be transmitted through blood, ejaculate, pre-ejaculate, and vaginal fluids.

I had the implant put in three months ago, for about two and a half months I’ve been bleeding everyday. For the first time last night my boyfriend came inside of me, I’m worried that the bleeding might lessen the effectiveness of the implant?

posted on May 4, 2020 9:49 am

One of the most common side effects of the Nexplanon, or arm implant, is irregular bleeding for the first 3-6 months. This does NOT mean the implant isn’t working, it just means your body is getting used to the new hormones. You’re over 99% protected from pregnancy if you have the Nexplanon, even if your […]

Why do my inner thighs next to my vagina itch and sometimes burn when i itch it a lot ?

posted on May 1, 2020 12:19 pm

This could be a result of various things, and we can’t diagnose any medical issues through this website. It’s very dry in Colorado, so you could simply be experiencing dry skin or an allergic reaction that’s exacerbated as you keep scratching the area. If you are experiencing itching and burning on/in your vulva, then it’s […]