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