Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

I was wondering if I can get my Nexplanon removed here ?

Yes! Someone can have their Nexplanon removed at Teen Clinic.

It is recommend that someone refrains from unprotected sex 5 days before their appointment. If there was unprotected sex during those 5 days there could be a risk of pregnancy once the Nexplanon is removed.

At Teen Clinic,

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a donation basis! This means you will not be charged for your services, and donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for on a donation basis or for a low cost.

If you want to make an appointment with us to get your Nexplanon removed you can call us at 303-442-5160

I have been having unprotected sex for the past year on Nexplanon….

…. and so far I have not gotten pregnant. However I had my period the whole summer (consistently for 20 days straight) and now I have not had anything at all. I was wondering about my chances of pregnancy from this or if it is from the irregularity of Nexplanon.

 

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.

In terms of your period, a very 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 the body to adjust to the new hormone, or some people have unpredictable bleeding for entire time.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormones which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding.

So your irregular bleeding is likely due to the Nexplanon, but if you want to discuss it further or want to discuss ways to regulate the bleeding you can make an appointment with us at Teen Clinic by calling 303-442-5160.

 

Hi! I’m on the Nexplanon implant…

………and I’ve been on since January and recently I’ve had sex and I felt weird, so I took a pregnancy test from the one dollar store that came back positive but was very very very faint what could that mean?

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week (like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

If you took a pregnancy test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact ( before 14 days it will not be accurate) and you read the test within the time frame that is on the pregnancy test directions, you can trust the result. If you read the results before or after the time frame it would not be accurate.

If you  need to make an appointment to take another pregnancy test or for anything else, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

Do I need to have parental consent or a prescription to get Nexplanon?

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!

So you can definitely come in and get your Nexplanon by yourself!  You would need to make an appointment. You will discuss your health history with a medical provider, and they can give you your Nexplanon that day.

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

I had Nexplanon inserted on 7/25 (2 1/2 weeks ago?)…

 ….We just started having sex again a week ago. I haven’t used a condom with my boyfriend since… I’m supposed to get my period today. What should I expect?

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.

The Nexplanon, however, does not protect against STIs. Only condoms and/or dental dams can do this.

In terms of your period, a very 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 the body to adjust to the new hormone, or some people have unpredictable bleeding for entire time.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. So since every body is different, we cant quite predict what your bleeding pattern will be. Just know that this change in period is completely healthy and okay.

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

Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex tonight…

…but I got the Nexplanon implant 3 days ago. Is there a chance I could still get pregnant?

Thanks for asking!

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week (like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Since unprotected sec occurred before a full 7 days, there would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation.  Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact, but is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation.

Remember, The Nexplanon does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms/dental dams can do this!

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

I had my implant on July 26th…

….. and I had unprotected sex August 1st & 2nd. Is there a chance I can get pregnant?

Thanks for asking!

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week (like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Since unprotected sec occurred before a full 7 days, there would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation.  Emergency contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact, but is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation.

Remember, The Nexplanon does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms/dental dams can do this!

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment, call  Teen Clinic at 303-442-5160

I got my period twice this month and I’m in Nexplanon. What is going on?

It is  important to know that a very 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 the body to adjust to the new hormone, or some people have unpredictable bleeding for entire time.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

It is likely your irregular period is a side effect of the Nexplanon.  If this continues and you want to talk to a medical professional about ways to regulate it or maintain it, give Teen Clinic a call at 303-442-5160.

I had unprotected sex and my boyfriend ejaculated in me 3 hours before I had my Nexplanon removed. Is there any possible way I can be pregnant?

It is important to know that as soon as the Nexplanon is removed, pregnancy is possible.  It is also recommended to refrain from any unprotected vaginal intercourse for at least 5 days prior to the removal of the Nexplanon.  This is because sperm can live in the vagina for 5 days.  So if unprotected sex occurs during this time, pregnancy can be possible.

There would be a risk of pregnancy in this situation.  Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred.

It would be a good idea to consider another form of birth control, if the Nexplanon wasn’t for you.  Remember, condoms also help reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs.

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

How much does Nexplanon cost through the Teen Clinic?

Great question!

Teen Clinic charges are based on a sliding scale. For example:

If you are 17 and under:

  • You can receive services on a donation basis! This means you will not be charged for your services, and donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

If you are 18 or 19:

  • You can receive services for on a donation basis or for a low cost.

This also includes all birth control, including the Nexplanon 

Teen Clinic also accepts insurance, but it is not required.  Make sure you talk with the person scheduling your appointment about payment options!

You can always give us a call at Teen Clinic if you have any questions. 303-442-5160.