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I have had my implant for nine days today and my boyfriend wants to ejaculate in me at some point…

…Is it safe after nine days? or should I wait longer? Some people have said six weeks but mainly I’m reading seven days. Can I get pregnant on the 9th day?

It is important to know that once someone has had the Nexplanon for a full week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs. Remember, the Nexplanon does not protect against STIs. Only condoms and/or dental dams can do this.

So since you have had it for 9 days, it is now 99% effective for three years!

If you would like to make an appointment with Teen Clinic, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

What is the Teen Clinic about?

Thank you for asking!!

Teen Clinic is a sexual health clinic located in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado- and it’s just for teens!

Teen Clinic offers appointments like: Birth control, STI testing, Annual exams, pregnancy tests and infection checks.

Teens can walk into Teen Clinic to get things like birth control ( if they have a prescription already), emergency contraception, and condoms.

ALL services at Teen Clinic are free or low-cost and confidential

For people 17 and under everything will be free or on a donation basis, meaning you will not be charged for your services but you can leave a donation if you want (but it is not required).

For people who are 18 or 19, your services will either slide down to a donation basis, or you may have a small flat fee.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Teen Clinic, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

How do u shave/get rid of pubic hair for girls?

Everyone has pubic hair. People usually start to notice pubic hair around puberty. Pubic hair is a completely normal part of growing up.

Choosing whether or not to shave your genitals is a very personal decision.  Some people shave because they find it more attractive; some people don’t shave because they find having hair more attractive. In the end, your decision will come down to what you prefer–it’s your body!

Some people choose to shave or wax, and both are medically safe to do, and there isn’t really a right or wrong way for someone to shave their genitals.  Keep in mind that small cuts in the genital area make it easier for sexually transmitted infections to spread. If you do shave and happen to cut yourself, and you are sexually active, make sure you know whether or not your partner has STIs  and avoid intercourse until the cuts have healed. It is also a good idea to use condoms and/or dental dams during sexual contact to reduce the risk of STIs. Those who shave may experience itching when the hair begins to grow back in. They may also experience ingrown hairs, which is when a hair grows backward into the skin, causing inflammation and irritation.  However, plenty of healthy and happy people remove the hair from their genitals.

In the end, the choice is yours!

If you want to make an appointment with us at Teen Clinic feel free to give us a call at 303-442-5160

I was masturbating the other day and once I finished everything was fine…

The next day my vagina was itchy but there is no discharge or odor.

Itching can potentially be a sign of an infection.

Some STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can have symptoms that include itching. It is important to know that at Teen Clinic we define “sex” as oral, anal, vaginal intercourse, or genital to genital contact.  If any of these types of sexual contact happen without protection (like condoms or dental dams), there is a risk of STI transmission.

However there are infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis  that can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, and can be treated.

The only way to know what is going on for sure is to see a medical professional. They will be able to determine what is going on, and provide treatment if needed! You can do this at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

If I am on the pill and my boyfriend and I are both virgins do we still need to use condoms?

This is a great question!

It is important to know that people define sex differently.  At Teen Clinic we define sex as vaginal, oral, anal, and genital to genital contact.

STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs they are transmitted through..

  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact (or genital to genital contact)
  • Breast milk
  • Vaginal birth

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

So, if you engage in any contact where an STI could be a risk, it would be a good idea to get tested.

Using condoms and/or dental dams can help reduce the risk of STIs.

If someone has not engaged in any of the sexual activities we have listed, STIs would not be a risk.

The pill is 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy as long as someone takes it correctly. Taking the pill correctly entails taking it every day at the same time.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic to get tested, or for anything else give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can I get an IUD being under 18, without parental knowledge? And if so what is the cost?

At Teen Clinic, we offer services for anyone of the ages 19 and under. This would include starting birth control. If someone is 17 and under, our services are donation based. This means a person would not be charged, but they can leave a donation if they want! If someone is 18 or 19, it is either donation based, or a small flat fee.

It is  important to know that 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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

If someone wanted to start birth control, they would need to make an appointment to have a consultation with one of our providers. From there, they would discuss the different birth control options, and which method may be best for them.

If you want to make an appointment for an IUD you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

how do I know if I’m pregnant after a week goes by after sex?

The earliest that someone can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact.  At that time someone will get an accurate result.  If someone takes a pregnancy test before the 14 days, they may not get an accurate result and would want to take another test once it has been 14 days.

Someone can buy pregnancy tests over the counter. There is no age restriction and they are just as effective as long as it has been 14 days.

If, however, someone wants to make an appointment to take a pregnancy test or to discuss birth control or anything else they can give Teen Clinic a call at 303-442-5160.

What forms of birth control does the teen clinic provide? Are all methods provided free for someone who is 16?

At Teen clinic, we offer all forms of birth control. The only method we don’t stock at our clinic is The Patch (but we could send it to a pharmacy if needed).

If you would like to read over the different birth control methods you can click here

If someone has insurance or is on their parent’s insurance plan and feel comfortable using it, they can! But if someone does not feel comfortable, we also have a Teen Clinic sliding scale.

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services at no cost or donation basis! Donations are encouraged if possible, so we can continue providing low cost services to our patients. 

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services at a donation basis or at a low-cost. Most services will slide down to $0, but some services will be $5-50 based on your income. Again, donations are encouraged if possible.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

When is it safe to masturbate after being treated for chlamydia?

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Someone can not reinfect themselves with chlamydia through masturbation. It is a good idea however to thoroughly wash sex toys, if any have been used.

The only way someone could reinfection themselves is if they did not wait the 7 days to have sexual contact with someone, or if they had sexual contact again with someone who still had the infection.

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

Is it possible to catch an std through saliva contact ?

STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs they are transmitted through..

  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact (or genital to genital contact)
  • Breast milk
  • Vaginal birth

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

Fluids like saliva, urine, sweat, and tears can NOT transmit STIs

So, if you engage in any contact where an STI could be a risk, it would be a good idea to get tested.

If you want to make an appointment with us to get tested, you can call us at 303-442-5160