I’ve had the Nexplanon insert for 4 months now. How am I supposed to know if it works though? I haven’t gotten my period since it’s been inserted so does that mean it works?

Great question!

Once a person has had the Nexplanon for at least a week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for up to three years.

A vey 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 your body to adjust to the new hormone.

If you are concerned about not having your period, you can always make an appointment at Teen Clinic to talk to a medical professional about why this is happening, and ways to manage it.

Give us a call at 303-442-5160!