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