Answers from the Health Educator (Most Recent)

These are the most recent answers to questions posed to our health educators (after July 1st, 2015). For archives of other Q&A, please visit the main Ask a Health Educator page and click on the ARCHIVE links…

Question from July 20, 2017

I was on the nexplanon method for 2 years due to medical reasons I got it removed on May 17 on the same day I got on depo I only had received the shot once and me and my partner had unprotected sex since then and he came inside of me… could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting against pregnancy.  If you waited 7 days after getting the shot before having sex, then you are likley not pregnant.  It you had sex before 7 days, there is a chance.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from July 20, 2017

Got my depo shot at 13 weeks (I have been on it since November 2015) and had unprotected sex a day before and 3 days after my shot. I took plan B today. Is it likely I could get pregnant.

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen. Since you took Plan B, those chances are reduced.  Take a pregnancy test in 2 weeks to make sure you did not get pregnant.

Question from July 16, 2017

I put on my patch my changing day the week after my period and the next day my boyfriend and I had unprotected intercourse. He pulled out but doesn’t know if some got in me. The next day I noticed my patch wasn’t on I don’t know when it fell off could I end up pregnant? What are the chances?

ANSWER:  Since your patch has not been on and we’re not sure how long it has been off, there is a possibility that a pregnancy could happen.  If it has been less than 5 days since you had sex, you can take Plan B. If it has been more than 5 days, wait two weeks, then take a pregnancy test.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department has free pregnancy tests and Plan B for teens and other methods of birth control if you are interested in trying something different.

Question from July 12, 2017

I had got my iud removal and depo shot for the first time on May 2nd … 2 days after that me and my boyfriend had unprotected intercourse , about a week or two later I started having preganacy symptoms I took a test , one was positive then like 2 weeks later I took another one it was negative . The symptoms im having says it could be from the depo but I’m also having frequeant urination and gas with conspation , I be having twitching at the bottom of my stomach and I used a app to help me figure out how far I could be since that day and its 10 weeks , but I’m not sure . I also took another test today and it came up negative . My bleeding had been light and on and off . I also bleed after intercourse . I just really need help and advice to see if I’m preganant since I only got one depo shot

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for depo to being working.  Since you had sex only 2 days after getting the depo, it is possible that you have become pregnant.  Since your most recent pregnancy test is negative then you are likely not pregnant.  You may experience some irregular bleeding for the first few months after starting the depo shot while your body adjusts.  If you are still concerned about being pregnant, you could visit a doctor for a blood test.

Question from July 11, 2017

I and my bf had unprotected sex on 28th of June and then I took I pill and had unprotected sex again on the same day. Now on 9th of July my body started showing some weird symptoms which I never felt earlier like nausea fatigue stomach cramp feeling of vomit faints headache backache heaviness in my legs and on next day on 10th i got my perioda but its unusual uncomfortable periods followed by brown blood and clotted bloods and its lighter the bleeding is very mild. Its my 2nd day of periods though my bleeding is very lighter and still i have stomach cramp and nausea. I get emotional and irriated easily. It’s being 3 days my body is showing such symptoms. I’m really scared. Should I be pregnant. Should I take a pregnancy test.??

There are many things that could be causing your symptoms.  You may be having some hormonal changes that are affecting your mood and your period.  There is also a chance you could be pregnant if you are having unprotected sex, especially if you are not on birth control.  The only way to know for sure would be to take a pregnancy test.

Question from July 4, 2017

Hello ! I got the nexplanon inserted the 26th of June and had sex today ( July 4th ), would I need to take plan b or is the implant working already?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the implant to start working.  Since it was more than 7 days, you had pregnancy protection.  But keep in mind that the implant is not 100% effective and there is always a small chance a pregnancy could happen.

Question from July 2, 2017

my implant was supposed to get removed on the 3rd of June I been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend my cycle was supposed to start on the 30th but it haven’t came yet…could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since your implant is past its date for removal, it is no longer working and there is a chance you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from July 1, 2017

Hi, I had my first deposit shot on March and the told me to get back at may. I forgot and my boyfriend came in me so is there a chance of pregnancy?

ANSWER:  Yes, there is chance a pregnancy could happen since you missed your shot.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  Please come back in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and to restart your birth control.

Question from June 30, 2017

I have something to ask because last may 15 me and my girlfriend had protected sex and this month her period is not yet arrive but she took pregnancy test , is she pregnant ?

ANSWER:  If you had unprotected sex in May, have not had sex since then, and the pregnancy test is negative, then she is likely not pregnant.

Question from June 30, 2017

Hi, I had sex on may 3rd. I have problems with my period. They come and go when they please. I can’t keep track of it at all. Anyway I have had the Mirena for two years but I am wondering if I could be pregnant. My nipples are sore and I’m bloated and I have a uti. I have taken 7 hpts and they were all negative.

ANSWER: Hi.  The Mirena is 99% effective so the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  If the last time you had sex was May 3rd, the home pregnancy tests should be giving you accurate results.  The symptoms you are having could just be from natural hormonal changes.  If you believe the tests are wrong, you can visit an obstetrician for further testing.

Question from June 30, 2017

I had my periods on june 6th til June 10th and unprotected sex on june 21st,24th and 28th and my next periods due date s july 5th regularly but now I got my periods on june 30th itself . Is there chance of pregnancy ?

ANSWER:  There is a chance a pregnancy could happen since you had unprotected sex, but since your period has started that is unlikely.  It sounds like your period just came a few days early this month, which happens to many people from time to time.  If you are on a method of birth control, it is even less likely that you are pregnant.  If you are not on a birth control, you want to consider starting one to help prevent pregnancy.  If you are still concerned about being pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free pregnancy tests and birth control for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 28, 2017

Hi, I’ve been given the implant 8 days today and through out that time I have taken the pill to prevent pregnancy during 7 days but, I have been having sex unprotected 3 times during that 7 day period and I missed my pill on the 7th day when we had sex the 3rd time also he came in me all 3 times is it possible I’m pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi. The chances of you being likely are very small, but there is a chance. Take a pregnancy in 2 weeks to be sure you’re not pregnant.

Question from June 28, 2017

Okay so I had unprotected sex saturday but my shots due tomorrow for depo is there a chance I could be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since you had sex before your depo shot was due, the chances of you being pregnant are very small; less than 1%.  Be sure to get your shot on time, so that you will continue to be protected from pregnancy.

Question from June 28, 2017

Hi , so I recently started the pill , I toOK pill 7 yesterday, but I had sex about 2 hours later and the condom ripped , I just want to know of im at risk of getting pregnant or if I am safe
Note : I’ve been taking the pill daily at the same time. I havent missed a single day
Please let me know Asap I’m really worried , thank you so much

ANSWER:  Hi.  It takes about 7 days for the pills to become effective, so you are probably safe.  But to be sure you can take Plan B to reduce the chance of a pregnancy happening.  You also have 5 days to take Plan B, but it works best if taken within 3 days.  Your local Health Department and Teen Matters has FREE Plan B for teens.

Question from June 28, 2017

12 years old got my first period on the 2nd of May for 4 days.
Had unprotected sex five times after my period i got my period again after that.
Took a home pregnancy test came out negative.

Can i be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since you had your period after the last time you had sex, you are likely not pregnant.  But if you continue to have sex, especially if you are not on a method of birth control, then you are likely to get pregnant at some point.  If you do not want to be pregnant and are not on birth control, consider starting a method. Also, keep in mind that having sex without a condom puts you at risk for STDs and HIV. Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE pregnancy tests and birth control for teens. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 28, 2017

Hello, I had my last periods on june 6 til.Jun 10 and I had unprotected sex on 21st June and on 24th June , and my next periods Wil b on July 5 th r 6th I always have my periods regular . Is there chance of getting. Pregnancy?’

ANSWER:  Hi.  Yes, there is a chance you could be pregnant since you had unprotected sex.  If you are on birth control, that chance is small, but if you are not on birth control, that chance is higher. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  The pregnancy test will not be accurate until 2 weeks after conception.  So, it may be best to wait until it’s time for your period to start.  If your period starts, then you are likely not pregnant.  If it does not start, then you may want to take a pregnancy test.  If you do not want to be pregnant and are not on birth control, consider starting a method.  Also, keep in mind that having sex without a condom puts you at risk for STDs and HIV. Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE pregnancy tests and birth control for teens. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 26, 2017

Hi I had been on depo since April 18 2017 but I been having unprotected sex I had unprotected sex 3 weeks before getting second shot could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Hi.  As long you are not late for your shot, you will have pregnancy protection and will likely not get pregnant.  Keep in mind that anytime you have sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen. But since you were on time for your shot, the chances are less than 1%. Using condoms will help further reduce the chance of you getting pregnant while also protecting you from STDs and HIV.

Question from June 22, 2017

hi, I got my first depo shot in early December of 2016 my period came in January it lasted for two weeks straight normally my periods last only 4 to 5 days so I thought it had to be the depo shot but was still concern because it lasted that long, I was supposed to go back for my second shot between feb 20 and 23 of march of 2017 but I didnt go back for the second shot because I didnt like the fact that I was bleeding that long so its now june 22nd almost into July and still no period I went to my doctor last month and she did pregnant test and other tests on me they all came back negative.I have had the breast soreness alot feeling nausea sometimes in the morning even when I take my medicine I’m taking metformin , lisinopril and aspirin sometimes I just take my metformin and I dont feel sick or with headaches only when I take the other two pills. my stomach is big and hard at the top and middle but not at the bottom.could I be pregnant and it just didnt show on my Dr pregnancy test she gave me and why hasn’t my period started yet my Dr said it could be from the depo shot . what advice can you give me ? Please Help

ANSWER: Hi.  One of the side effects of the depo shot is irregular bleeding. Some people have prolonged bleeding like you experienced, but it usually stops after the 2nd shot.  Although you are no longer taking the shot, it could still take up to a year for your periods to return to normal.  If you are having unprotected sex it is possible for you to become pregnant anytime.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start another method of birth control as soon as possible.

Question from June 22, 2017

I got my first depo shot on May 15th just before my period should have started, I did not bleed when I was supposed to get my period I then had unprotected sex 2-3 weeks after. I started bleeding on 22 June. What’s happening?

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of the depot shot is irregular bleeding, so you may notice that your periods may come at different times that usual or you may skip some period.  This is a normal side effect of the shot and is not cause for alarm.

Question from June 21, 2017

Hi,I had a baby January 7th and I got my very first shot before I left the hospital January 10th I was supposed to got my shot April 7th but I missed it I spotted brown discharge for 5 days been having sore breast and some dizziness could I be pregnant

ANSWER: Hi. It is possible you could be pregnant if you have had sex after April 7th.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are not pregnant, you may want to consider starting a long term method of birth control like the IUD or the implant. This would give you more time to bond with your baby without having to worry about coming back in for a refill or shot.

Question from June 19, 2017

Hi, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend from May 31st to June 3rd almost everyday (quickies) and I used the pullout method and didn’t cum either way but precum may have happened and then on June 5th we went and bought a Plan B pill. How likely is it that she may be pregnant? She’s been having spotting and light bleeding this week for the past 4 days and she’s a week early from her period. Could that be the Plan B?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is chance a pregnancy could happen.  Taking Plan B will help prevent a pregnancy for anything within 5 days before taking the pill, so it may have worked for those dates.  But the only way to know if she is pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  If you two are not ready to be parents, it would be best for her to start using a method of birth control to help prevent pregnancies. Using condoms will also add more protection.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free pregnancy test, birth control and condoms for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 17, 2017

I got my first depo on my 5th day of my cycle. 6 days later, my boyfriend came in me. Am i protected?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for depo to begin working.  If you had sex 6 days later, you were not protected.  It would be best to take a pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant.

Question from June 17, 2017

i got my last shot february 22, i was due may 22 but missed it . me and my partner been having unprotected sex everynight. could i be pregnant due to me being late? 

ANSWER:  Yes. Since your shot is late, there is a possibility of pregnancy.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control.  If you are having trouble getting your shot on time, you may want to consider starting a long term method such as the implant or IUD.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free pregnancy test, birth control and condoms for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 16, 2017

Hey I never received a call back from anyone does thT mean I’m good and don’t have any std

ANSWER:  Not necessarily.  It would be best to visit the clinic to find out your results.

Question from June 15, 2017

If I had unprotected sex, 2 weeks before getting the nexplonon inserted. Can that affect the fetus in any way?

ANSWER: No, it should not cause any harm to the fetus.  Nexplanon has a chemical that is similar to progesterone, which is the same hormone that your body would release if you were pregnant.  But if you are pregnant, it is best to have the Nexplanon removed.

Question from June 15, 2017

I got my first depo shot on my 3rd day of menstruation. After that i had unprotected sex regularly . My menstruation used to be 2 -3 days late and Now its almost 12 days past my missed period. Could i be pregnant?

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of depo is missed or irregular periods.  So it is likely that your period is late because that’s just one of the effects of the shot.  It is still possible to get pregnant but that chance less than 1% while on depo.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from June 11, 2017

Does having a withdrawal bleed after taking Plan B mean that it worked and pregnancy did not occur?

ANSWER:  Bleeding after Plan B is effective is common, but the only way to know for sure if Plan B worked it to take a pregnancy test.

Question from June 4, 2017

Hi. I’ve been on the Xulane patch since July of last year. I use it correctly. I got off my period last Monday and had sex the following night and my bf ejactulated in me. I took plan b 7 hours later. Well today he also ejactulated in me. Am I safe? Does the Xulane patch actually stop ovulation?

ANSWER:  The Xulane patch does help prevent ovulation, so the chances of you being pregnant are very small. But keep in mind that birth control is not 100% percent effective, so there is always a small chance a pregnancy could happen especially if condoms are not being used.

Question from June 4, 2017

I had sex 2 days before the start of my period. I am on birth control, we used a condom, and I took Plan B about 6 hours after the intercourse. What are the chances of being pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since you are already on birth control and you used a condom, the chances of you getting pregnant are very small.  In this case, it does not sound like you needed to take Plan B.  Plan B is for emergencies and  only needed if you were not on birth control and you thought the condom broke or a condom was not used.  If you continue to use condoms and birth control, Plan B is not needed; this is not a medication you take after every sexual encounter.

Question from June 4, 2017

How likely is it to get pregnant if you have sex 2 days before the start of your period?

ANSWER:  Since it is impossible to know when ovulation happens, there is no way to tell how likely you are to get pregnant, but there is chance.  If you started you period after sex, then you are likely not pregnant.

Question from June 1, 2017

I had unprotected sex on Sat May 27,2017 and it is now June 1,2017 I have been having some cramp like pains on my left side I need to know if there is a chance that I will become pregnant my last menstrual was May 20,2017

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, there is chance you could become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  For an accurate result, take the test 2 weeks after this incident; around June 10th.  If you are on a method of birth control, you are likely not pregnant.  If you are not on a method of birth control and do not want to be pregnant, you may want to think about starting birth control.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE birth control and pregnancy tests for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from June 1, 2017

I had my birth control (implant) removed Tuesday may 30th, the next day may 31st I had unprotected sex and he came inside me. Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Yes, there is a possibility you could be pregnant. It is possible to get pregnant immediately after the implant is removed.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test in 2 week.s

Question from June 1, 2017

How accurate is a HPT 12 weeks after sex?

ANSWER:  Home pregnancy tests are usually accurate 2 weeks after conception.  If the last time you had sex was 12 weeks ago, an HPT should be giving you an accurate result. If you are still unsure, you should see an OB/GYN for further testing.

Question from May 31, 2017

I’m on the depo an I had sex with my ex on 22 of may 2017 , who came in me I was wondering if I could be pregnant my next shot is June 9

ANSWER:  Since your depo shot isn’t due until June 9, you still had pregnancy protection in May.  This means you are likely not pregnant.  But keep in mind, anytime you have sex there is a chance you could become pregnant. While on depo, that chance is less than 1%.

Question from May 28, 2017

My last depo shot was feb 22 and I believe I’m good until May 24, but I haven’t token it. I’ve only gotten 3 doses injectioned into me. my partner and I have been having unprotected sex and he’s came in me every single time. My question is what are the chances of me getting pregnant after me missing my shot?

ANSWER: There is a chance of you getting pregnant, especially if you had sex after the last day of your shot.  I cannot not tell you how likely you are to get pregnant, but you are much more likely to get pregnant if your shot is late.

Question from May 28, 2017

I had a depo shot on March 25- 2017 when is the next one due ?

ANSWER:  Your shot will be due between June 10 and June 24.  Call the clinic to double check the dates.

Question from May 27, 2017

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I had sex on 26 may my gf had baby on 13 march due date now she says im the dad. Can I be dad

ANSWER:  It is possible. The only way to know if you are the dad is to take a paternity test.

Question from May 25, 2017

Is a pregnancy test effective two weeks after unprotected sex

ANSWER:  Yes, most pregnancy test are effective after 2 weeks of unprotected sex.

Question from May 25, 2017

I’m in my 19th week of pregnancy right now. My due date was given as October 16, 2017. My first blood test on 2/2 my hcg levels were 58. All of January my home pregnancy tests came out negative.

Is there any way I got pregnant in December 2016?
I had unprotected sex on December 23, 2016 but I took plan b the day after.

All of January I had unprotected sex. It’s a little confusing as I didn’t get a period December and January. I only experienced one day of bleeding on December 30, 2016. (I have a history of irregular periods)

ANSWER:  Based on your due to date, it seems that you became pregnant in early January, but this is only an estimate.  There is no way to pinpoint exactly when you became pregnant.  And since you have irregular periods, that make is even harder to pinpoint when the pregnancy may have happened.

Question from May 24, 2017

I was on Mirena for 8 month got it taken out I had unprotected sex an he said he finished inside but pulled out before he injected inside of me. I took the plan b pill a few hours after sex an also took another plan b pill the next day. I suppose to start my period in one day what are my chances of being pregnant? Please help

ANSWER:  Since you had unprotected sex and are not on birth control there is a chance you could be pregnant. Since you took Plan B those chances are much smaller, but it is still possible.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after this incident.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start another method of birth control if you are not pregnant.  Teen Matters and the Health Department offers FREE pregnancy tests and birth control for teens. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from May 22, 2017

Hello, I Been on the Depo- shot for about Two months , So I was due on the 13 up to May 15 for my Depo -Shot. I didn’t get the shot And then I had unprotected sex on the 22nd He came for sure. Could I Be pregnant ??

ANSWER:  Hi.  If the last date for your depo shot was May 15, then there is possibility that you could be pregnant because you were not covered on May 22.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are having trouble getting you depo shot on time you may want to consider an long term option such as the IUD or Implant.   Teen Matters and your local Health Department has free pregnancy tests and birth control, including the IUD an Implant, for teens. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from May 22, 2017

I got my shot on February 18th 2017. I was due for my shot on May 13,2017 and I’ll be consider past due on the 27th of May which it would be 15 weeks. My question is, normally is advice to get a depo no later than 12weeks, I’m on my 14 week having unprotected sex, I haven’t gotten a period and my body is experiencing different symptoms of period, is there a possibility I could be pregnant ? Am I still covered until the 27th?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  If the nurse told you the past due date is May 27th, then you are still covered until then and your chances of pregnancy are less than 1%.  Some types of depo last longer than 12 weeks. The symptoms you are experiencing could be occurring because you are getting closer to your past due date.

Question from May 19, 2017

I got an abortion April 19 2017 and got the depo shot right after is that the reason I’m still bleeding and it’s may 19 2017

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of the depo shot is abnormal bleeding, so that is likely the reason you are still experiencing bleeding.  If you are concerned, call the doctor that gave you the shot.  They may be able to give you something to help with the bleeding.

Question from May 19, 2017

hi i got the depo shot on May 11th , i had unprotected sex on May 18th late in the night, am i protected by the shot ?? or can i be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Hi.  It takes 7 days for the shot to begin protecting from pregnancy, so on May 18th you were protected and are likely not pregnant.  But keep in mind, that anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, a pregnancy could happen.

Question from May 18, 2017

I had unprotected sex on April 6 when should I take a pregnancy test?

ANSWER:  A pregnancy test would be accurate 2 weeks after unprotected sex.  So you could take it anytime after April 20 for an accurate result.  If you are worried about pregnancy and not on birth control, you may want to consider starting a method of brith control to help prevent pregnancy.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE birth control for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from May 17, 2017

I got my first depo shot on Thursday May 11 . Can I have unprotected sex on Friday May 19 at 12 am midnight? Or even on Thursday May 18 , since it’s been a week ?

ANSWER:  You will begin to have protection from pregnancy on May 18th, but keep in mind that anytime you have sex a pregnancy could happen.  Although that chance will be less than 1% it is still possible, especially if you are not using a condom.

Question from May 17, 2017

If I had my shot march 13th 2017 , is my next shot pass due?

ANSWER:  Your shot is likely due between May 29 and June 11, but call your clinic to get the exact dates.

Question from May 16, 2017

I had sex 7 days before my next depo shot was due on May 13th. I took a pregnancy test May 11th. It was negative, but could I still possibly be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since you had sex before your depo shot was due,  you had had protection from pregnancy so the chances of you being pregnancy are less than 1%.

Question from May 14, 2017

Can depo shot be used as an emergency contraceptives?

ANSWER:  No. the depo shot cannot be used as emergency contraception.

Question from May 14, 2017

Will taking a second depo shot be useless since am already late for it by four weeks and in the fourth week I had unprotected sex but later took the depo shot after an hour.can the depo shot be an emergency contraceptive at this point or will I have high chances of getting pregnant?

ANSWER:  The deop shot is not a form of emergency contraception and there is a higher change you could be come pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are having troubling getting your shots on time, you may want to consider a long-acting method like the implant or IUD.

Question from May 14, 2017

I had my first depo shot on Dec. 23, 2016 and that was the day I started bleeding. I stopped bleeding about 3 hrs after I had the shot and I had unprotected sex a few hours later. I started back bleeding the next day for a week. My second shot was due March 2017 and I haven’t received it yet. My breasts been hurting, I’ve thrown up, nausea, headaches, back pain. I’ve taken a pregnancy test last week and it came back negative. What should I do?

ANSWER:  If you have had sex within the last 2 weeks it would be best for you to stop having sex for two weeks and then take a pregnancy test.  If the test is negative, you should come back in to start another method of birth control. If you are having troubling getting your shots on time, you may want to consider a long-acting method like the implant or IUD.

Question from May 12, 2017

if i had unprotected sex may 1st 2017 and my next depo shot is due may 19th 2017 am i pregnant??

Any time you have unprotected sex there is chance they could become pregnant.  Since you are not late for your shot, you have protection and the chances of you being pregnant are less than 1%.  If you are still unsure, you can take a pregnancy test.

Question from May 11, 2017

I got off my depot shot in February 17th 2017. I spotted around February 25th (brown discharge) and again in March, April 2017 I got my period for 7 days. This month May 2017 I am 8 days late on my period, I’ve take at home pregnancy test and they have all been negative. Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  It is possible you could be pregnant if you are not using another method of birth control.  It takes 2 weeks for most pregnancy tests to give an accurate result.  This means that if you are having unprotected sex on a regular basis, you could become pregnant at any time, but the test may not give a positive result for another 2 weeks. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to stop having sex until you find out if you are pregnant or not and then start another method of birth control.

Question from May 10, 2017

Can a depo shot prevent me from getting pregnant if I was three weeks late for my second shot and had unprotected sexx one day before I went for the shot? Will I get pregnant despite the late depo shot or should take an emergency pill?

Since you were late for your depo shot and it takes 7 days for the second shot to become effective, you do have a risk for pregnancy and it would be best to take Plan B.

Question from May 10, 2017

Hey, I missed my depo shot April 14 had unprotected the day after, three- four weeks later (May 8) went back to get the shot , had unprotected sex that same day and the day after as well , is there a chance of pregnancy ?

Hi.  Anytime you have sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  It takes 7 days for depo to become effective and since you were late for your shot, you do have a higher chance of getting pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test two weeks after unprotected sex.

Question from May 9, 2017

Hi, I got nexplanon on May 1st. This past Monday made 7 days but that night I had unprotected sex. Is it possible that I could be pregnant ? I’m really worried

ANSWER:  Hi. Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since it was 7 days after getting the Nexplanon, you had pregnancy protection and the chances of you getting pregnant are less than 1%.  If you are still worried, you can take a pregnancy two weeks after that Monday to be sure.

Question from May 9, 2017

I was late for my second depo shot for three weeks and then in the fourth week I went to get the shot but an hour before I had unprotected sex could I get pregnant? Will the depo prevent me from getting pregnant?

ANSWER:  If you were late for your depo shot there was a chance you could become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from May 8, 2017

I had unprotected sex, one hour after I took a depo shot could I get pregnant?

ANSWER: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  If this was your first depo shot, then yes, you run the risk of getting pregnant because the shot takes 7 days to begin protecting from pregnancy.  You can take Plan B within 5 days of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.  If this was not your first shot and you were not late for this shot, then you are likely not pregnant. The Health Department and Teen Matters has free Plan B.

Question from May 7, 2017

Hi,I had sex on August 16,2016 and on April 27,2017 she gave birth and claims that i’m the father,could it be mine?

ANSWER:  Hi. Because you had sex with her, there is a possibility that you could be the father.  The only way to know for sure would be to take a paternity test.

Question from May 6, 2017

What is a jockstrap, what does it do, and when should a guy wear them? I think I heard someone say about wearing one for gym class.

ANSWER:  A jockstrap is a type of underwear males may choose to wear to protect their genitalia (penis and testicles) during sports or other athletic activities.

Question from May 6, 2017

My girlfriend got the depo shot on April 26 and we had sex on May 3rd, so that is 7 days. She has been on depo for about 2 years now. Should we have waited until after the 7th day and could she be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  If she was not late for her last shot, then she had protection from pregnancy on May 3rd and is likely not pregnant. If she was late for her shot, since you all waited 7 days, the chances of her being pregnancy are very small.

Question from May 5, 2017

Okay so, I got the depo shot on March 27 ,2017. And my next appointment is on June 19 ,2017. Am I able to get the implant before June 12th?

ANSWER:  Yes, you can get the implant as soon you want it.  Call or text your nearest clinic to set up an appointment.

Question from May 5, 2017

hi i have a concern i got my implanon took out on april 28th . i had unprotected sex may 2 . but i took plan b the next day could i be pregnant ? im asking because i dont know how long it takes for the implanon to get out of my system …help please im worring to death …

ANSWER:  Hi.  The implant stops working as soon as it is taken out.  Since you took Plan B, your chances of getting pregnant are reduced, but it is still possible. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after May 2.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control.

Question from May 1, 2017

I’m on depo shot and I had unprotected sex April 30 2017 around 1am and my next depo appointment is may 23 2017 if I miss my appointment can I get pregnant and I still bleeding little bit it come and go

ANSWER:  If you miss your appointment on May 23, you are at risk for pregnancy is you have sex after that date.  The chances of you getting pregnant from the sex on April 30th are very small since you have pregnancy protection from depo.

Question from April 30, 2017

So I’m 4 days pass my missed period and I’m on the depo shot should I be worried about a pregnancy test.

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods.  This is a normal side effect and there is no need to worry.  You could take a pregnancy test to be sure, but the chances of you being pregnant are very small.

Question from  April 30, 2017

Hey I Was Tested With Chlamydia And Got Treated. 2 week later I was waiting on my period and it’s the 5th day I missed it and been having stomach and back pain

ANSWER: Hi.  It would be best for you to come back in to speak with a nurse about what could be causing your period to be late.

Question from April 30, 2017

I took the drop shot on April 20th and had unprotected sex on the 30 of April and he comes inside me . Is there a possibility I might get pregnant?

ANSWER: It takes the depo shot 7 days to become effective, so on April 30th you had pregnancy protection.  Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a chance a pregnancy could happen, but since your birth control was effective the chances to you becoming pregnant are very small.

Question from April 27, 2017

I got the nexplanon on April 26 2017 the next morning had unprotected sex and he did his business in me , could I get pregnant?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the Nexplanon to become effective. If you had unprotected sex the next day, there is a chance you could become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from April 26, 2017

Hey. I got the nexplanon implant on April 13th. Today April 26th my boyfriend came in me and I was set to ovulate on the 25th. Do I need to take a plan be just to be clear of pregnancy??

ANSWER:  Hi. It takes 7 days for the Nexplanon to begin working so on April 26th you had protection from pregnancy and do not need to take Plan B.  But keep in mind that even with birth control, there is still a chance a pregnancy could happen; that chance is just very small.

Question from April 26, 2017

Hello, I am currently on depo shot. I always get my shot around the first day or two that I am told to get the follow up shot. My last shot was ob February 2nd and I was told to call for another appointment on April 26th which I did today. The earliest appointment I was able to schedule isn’t until Monday, May 1st. Will I still be “covered” if I were to have sex with my boyfriend before my appointment?

ANSWER:  Hi.  There is a two week period of time that you are covered after the first day that your shot is due.  If your last shot was on February 2nd, then you will be covered until May 4th.  So the chances of you coming pregnant are very small.

Question from April 25, 2017

Hi me and my parter had unprotected sex 4 days after depo shot and it was off her period is there a chance she’s pregnant

ANSWER:  Hi.If this was her first depo shot, it takes 7 days for it to become effective.  Therefore there is a chance she could have become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If this was not her first depo shot, and she was not late for this shot, then the chances or her being pregnant are less than 1%.

Question from April 22, 2017

Hello! I had my 4th day of my menstruation and in that day we had sex. We don’t know if his semen got out and his condom slowly running out. We dont have any idea what it was, however it didnt gone to my vagina. Can I get pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi!  Anytime you have sex, even with a condom, there is chance pregnancy could happen.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  Pregnancy tests are most accurate 2 weeks after conception.  If you are not on a method of birth control, you may want to consider starting one to add more protection from pregnancy. Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free pregnancy tests and birth control for teens. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from April 20, 2017

In fourth grade I started experiencing really bad stomach pain that sometimes led me to vomiting every morning, or being in so much pain I couldn’t even stand up. I had this pain steadily until 7th grade, when I got my period. Now, I get the same exact pain when I’m about to start my period. (I’m a senior in high school) Is it possible that I started experiencing period cramps in fourth grade but didn’t actually get my period until 7th? It still really hurts the first morning every time its my time of the month.

ANSWER:  It is hard to say what is causing the pain. It would be best for you to see a doctor to examine you to find out the cause for your pain. If you have not mentioned this pain to an adult that can help you make a Doctor’s appointment, you may want to tell them.

Question from April 12, 2017

I’ve been on depo for two years and in my most recent 3 month range of going to get the other shot on my second month I got nexoplanon but I had unprotected sex the next day of getting my nexoplanon does my shot still cover me from getting pregnant

ANSWER:  Since you still had one month left on your depo after getting your nexplanon, you were still covered by the depo when you had unprotected sex.

Question from April 10, 2017

I had my normal period March 24 – March 28. I had unprotected sex April 5th around 4:30-5pm and took the plan B pill March 7th around 8pm. Is that after the 72 hours? Is there a chance of me being pregnant?

ANSWER:  It was after 72hrs when it is most effective, but you actually can take it up to 5 days later and it may still provide some protection.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy 2 weeks from April 5th.  If you are not on a method of birth control, you should consider starting one.  Plan B should be for emergency use only.  If you are going to sexually active, you need a reliable method of birth control to prevent pregnancy on a regular basis.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offer FREE birth control and pregnancy tests for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from April 8, 2017

Hello, I plan on getting the depo shot for the first time and was wondering how fast can it work?

ANSWER: Hi.  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting against pregnancy.  But keep in mind, there is always a small chance (less than 1%) that a pregnancy still could happen, because only abstinence (not having sex) is 100% effective.

Question from April 5, 2017

I got the depo shot on march 21 of this year, but yesterday my boyfriend came. Should I take plan B?

ANSWER:  The depo shot takes 7 days to begin protecting from pregnancy.  Since this happened more than 7 days after your shot, you are protected from pregnancy and do not need to take Plan B.  But keep in mind that anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is chance a pregnancy could happen.  But since you are on the depo shot, those chances are less than 1%.

Question from March 30, 2017

Hello! I was on the depo shot for about a year and a half. During that time frame I did not have a menstrual cycle at all andI gained 40+ lbs. Seeing the increase in my weight I decided to cease the depo shot. I received my last depo injection July 5th 2016, and it is now March 30th 2017 and my cycle has not returned. Is this normal?

ANSWER:  Hi.  It can sometimes take up to a year for periods to become normal again after stopping the depo shot.  If you are using another method of birth control like the Implant or IUD, then you may continue to not have periods while using these.  If you are not using a method of birth control, but are having sex,  it is possible you could have become pregnant.  If you have been having sex and not using another method of birth control, it would be best for you to take a pregnancy test.  If the test is negative and  you are not on the IUD or Implant and your periods have not returned by July of this year, you may want to see a doctor.

Question from March 27, 2017

had a abortion march 2nd & my depo march 10th what are the chances of getting pregnant if i had unprotected sex march 25th

ANSWER:  It takes depo 7 days to being protecting against pregnancy, so the chances of you getting pregnant are very small.

Question from March 26, 2017

I am on Mononessa as my birth control and on Doxycycline antI biotic for acne. I had unprotected sex on March 8 and he ejaculated on my stomach. I took my last pill today before I start the sugar pills and I’m supposed to get my period tomorrow but I’m not spotting. Am I pregnant?

ANSWER:  Doxycycline may decrease the effectiveness of your pill and since you had unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant.  If your period does not start before you begin taking your next pack of pills, you need to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 26, 2017

I’ve been on the 1 month norigynon shot for the past 8 months but I’ve started spotting everyday and wasn’t even sure when my period came or not because they had gotten lighter. My gyno decided it would be best to discontinue the shot and wait for a month before I started a different contraceptive method. I was supposed to get my follow up shot on march 24 and didn’t because of the month break but me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex on the 25. I’m worried. would I still be safe or am I no longer covered since I’m not getting the follow up shot that I was supposed to get yesterday?

ANSWER:  If your shot was due on March 24, you were no longer covered on March 25 and are at risk for pregnancy.  You could take Plan B before March 30 and that may help protect you from pregnancy.  You should also take a pregnancy test in to two weeks just to be sure you did not become pregnant.

Question from March 22, 2017

I just had unprotected sex last night, he pulled out. This morning I made an appointment to get the birth control implant. My appointment is tomorrow I read that you aren’t supposed to have unprotected sex for 2 weeks before getting the implant. Why is that? Should I tell them? Will it still work that same?

ANSWER:  Yes, you should be honest and tell them you had sex.  They may be able to give you Plan B and also give you the birth control.  We want you to not have sex for 2 week so that we can be sure you are not pregnant before we give you the birth control.

Question from March 22, 2017

Hi my name is A____ I’m 18 years old and sexually active because I am sexual active I went to go get nexplanon the implant and I was on my period but the day after I got it I was off but the doctor told me to wait a week before I have unprotected sex so I did and on the 7th day I had sex and my boyfriend ejaculated in me 4 or 5 weeks later I started experiencing random light bleeding but not enough to fill a pad so my question is am I pregnant? Cause I’m so worried

ANSWER:  Since you are having unprotected sex, there is always a chance you could become pregnant, but that chance is very small since you are on the Nexplanon.  If you are worried about pregnancy, the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. One of the side effects of Nexplanon is missed or irregular periods.  This means that some months your bleeding may be heavy, light or you may have no bleeding at all and it may come at irregular times.   It sounds like you just have a very light period at an abnormal time of the month because of the new birth control.

Question from March 21, 2017

Does starting birth control pills throw your cycle off track?

ANSWER:  Using birth control will likely change the time that your period would normally start.  Now you periods will start at some point during the last row of your pills.  It may not necessarily start on the first day of the last row, but it should start before you begin your next pack of pills.

Question from March 19, 2017

I have three questions.. I got the deop shot December 21st 2016 and I am supposed to go for my second one March 20th 2017 (Tomorrow) (I get my period 21st of each month) But I has unprotected sex with my boyfriend about two weeks ago (March 3rd) and he ejaculated in me twice within that day and about a week after I noticed I’ve been getting white discharge on my underwear for about two days then after I spotted for a few more days along with random nose bleeding and wakin up in the night to my saliva all over my pillow, my stomach is bloated and cramping, I’ve already been having the dizziness and headaches but I’ve noticed it being worse. Also using the restroom more frequently. I took a home pregnancy test on the 17th of March (about 4 days before my period) It came out negative but is it possible I texted too early? Could I be pregnant because I am only on one shot ? When is the best time to test again ?

ANSWER:  The chances of you becoming pregnant are very low since you are on the depo shot.  But pregnancy is always possible especially if you are having unprotected sex.  It takes about 14 days for a pregnancy test to be accurate.  If you last had sex on March 3 and took the test on March 17, then the results were accurate and you are not pregnant.  One of the common side effects of the depo shot are missed or irregular periods.  So you may miss your period while taking depo, but this does not necessarily mean you are pregnant.  There is no need to repeat the pregnancy test, unless you want to.

Question from March 18, 2017

I was due to have my depo shot on February 21 and I had unprotected sex the 17. I chose the to get the Implanon on the 20. I started spotting two weeks later. Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER: Anytime a person has unprotected sex, a pregnancy could happen.  Since you were still covered by your depo shot on February 17th, the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  The spotting you noticed was likely because you changed birth control methods and your body was adjusting.  If you are worried, you could take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 15, 2017

I have been on Nexplanon since August 2015 and have had unprotected sex twice in the last month. I’m not sure if he came. I haven’t gotten my period since September 2015 so I don’t have that normal sign but should I be worried about pregnancy?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since you are on the Nexplanon, the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 13, 2017

Hey I’m having swollen bumps on my vigina I went too the doctor and they only give me antibiotics and yet it still don’t work but i looks it up they sayed have them take the fluid out

ANSWER:  If they are not getting better after finishing your medication, you may need to go back for a follow-up appointment.

Question from March 13, 2017

What’s the proper way too wash my vigina soap summer eve ? I was but still smell

ANSWER:  The vagina has a natural smell; it is not odorless.  To use the soap, follow the directions on the back of the bottle.  If you feel that your vagina has an abnormal smell, come in for a check up.

Question from March 12, 2017

Hi, I was on depo shot for a little over a year. My last shot was due on March 3rd, 2017 at the latest, however, I never got the shot again until the March 8th, 2017.
Four days later(today), I had unprotected sex twice in a row and my significant other did not pull out. And my period ended on March 11th, 2017 (yesterday).
Is there a possibility I could become pregnant?!?

ANSWER: Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a risk of becoming pregnant.  Since you were only one day late for your shot, the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test..

Question from March 11, 2017

Hi, i got my first depo shot on the 23 of febuary and had unprotected sex march 10 & my boyfriend came inside me, am i at risk pf being pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a risk of becoming pregnant.  Since you are on the depo shot, you have pregnancy protection and the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small.  If you are worried about being pregnant, the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 11, 2017

I had unprotected sex on my period but am depo could I get pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a risk of becoming pregnant.  Since you are on the depo shot, you have pregnancy protection and the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small.  If you are worried about being pregnant, the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 9, 2017

Hi, I received my depo shot on February 28th and just had unprotected sex yesterday on March 8th. What are my chances of being pregnant? Should I get a plan B just in case?

ANSWER:  Anytime a person has sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since this encounter took place more than 7 days after you got the shot, you had protection from pregnancy and your chances of becoming pregnancy are very small.   Since you are on birth control already, there is no need take Plan B.

Question from March 9, 2017

I had my first depo shot on Jan 26 when next should I get the second one?

Your next shot will be due sometime in mid-April.  Call the office you got your first shot from to get the exact dates.

Question from March 9, 2017

I was on the shot for a year and i switched my birth control to the nexplanon implant I’ve had it for 3 months i recently got my period but i been on it for about 3 weeks is this normal

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of the Nexplanon is irregular periods.  This means that you may notice your periods are longer, shorter or you may miss them.  Bleeding for a few weeks is not abnormal when someone first starts using Nexplanon, but the nurse may be able to give you something to help the bleeding stop.  Call or come in to your nearest clinic to speak with a nurse.

Question from March 8, 2017

Hi I’m 15 and I try to make my vagina smell good for my boyfriend and when I take showers I scrub and scrub so it can be clean but sometimes it still smells weird. Should I go to the doctor for it ?

ANSWER:  The vagina is not an odorless part of the body.  It will have a natural smell that is normal.  There is nothing you can do to make it smell any differently.  If you are concerned about the smell, you could see a doctor, but chances are this is your normal, natural odor and it is ok.

Question from March 7, 2017

It is a day after a week of being in depo provera birth control & my boyfriend came inside me, does this mean I’m pregnant ?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting from pregnancy.  Since it has been 8 days, the chances of you getting pregnant are very small.  But keep in mind that anytime a person has sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 6, 2017

I got my depo shot on the 24th of February I had unprotected sex last night can you get pregnant if your bleeding and he ejaculates in you?

ANSWER:  Anytime a person has unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Since you are on the depo shot, the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 5, 2017

Hi I was late for my depo shot about 2 or a week and I just recently got my shot March 1st but had unprotected sex with my boyfriend March 4th and he cum in me so I took plan B which is what my doctor gave me because I didn’t wait the 7 days so I took it 2 hours after will the plan b work ? And is it safe ?

ANSWER:  Plan B is safe and effective at preventing a pregnancy, but it does not work 100% of the time.  Since you took it so soon after sex, the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small.  The only way to know if you became pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from March 3, 2017

Hi I got off my depo shot last year before nov I didn’t have my period for about 4 months I started eating better and exercising and my period came back it was a normal cycle then it went away. I recently had sex with someone and after I started bleeding I thought it had stoped but then I sad sex again and I was bleeding during sex meaning it was not done. After that I got a bad yeast infection and everything went away I wasn’t due for a period again and I had sex but it was kinda rough and after I started bleeding. I don’t know what is wrong two out of three times was protected

ANSWER:  It is possible that you are having some very light bleeding that becomes more apparent when you have sex.  It is also possible that you have some sort of infection that is causing bleeding during sex.  It would be best for you to come in for STD testing to find out what the cause could be.

Question from March 3, 2017

Hello I was due to get my birth control depo shot Feb 14 but didn’t go and I had unprotected sex March 1 . I startes spotting today March 3 . My question is can the depo still be in my system and what are the chances of me possibly being pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since you had sex after your depo shot was due, you no longer had pregnancy protection and there is a chance you could have become pregnant.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are not ready to become a parent, it would be best for you to start using birth control again.  Teen Matters offers free birth control and pregnancy tests.

Question from March 2, 2017

I’ve been having swelling bumps on my vagina I went too the doctor I don’t have a thing I got them from shaven what can I use ? They gave me antibiotics but it didn’t work and some time it smells

ANSWER:  If the bumps you are getting are from shaving, then the best thing to do would be to stop shaving.  There is no actual reason that the area needs to be shaved.

Question from February 27, 2017

I’ve got my depo on October 22 and it is February 27 and I’ve been having unprotected sex but he pulls out

ANSWER:  If you got your depo in October, your pregnancy protection ended around January 22.  Since you are not protected, you are at a high risk of becoming pregnant, even if he pulls out.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would  be best for you to start using a method of birth control again.

Question from February 22, 2017

Hello,i got my first depo shot on 26th Jan 2017 and I was on the 6 th day of my period ,I then had unprotected sex on 27th Jan ,now my period is 4 days late and today on 22nd Feb I had dark brown discharge could I be pregnant I took a urine pregnancy test week ago and it came out negative

ANSWER: Hi.  Since the pregnancy test you took was negative, you are likely not pregnant.  One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods.  You may notice that your periods are heavier, lighter, longer or shorter than usual.

Question from February 22, 2017

I’ve been on DEPO since February 2015 my last day was September 2016. It now been 168 days since my last DEPO. Been having unprotected sex since last September until now. Monday night 2/20/2017 my nipples are feeling sore but my breast isn’t and been feeling cramps a couple of times before my nipples started. What chances am I’m facing? Hormones, period bout to start, or possible pregnancy?????

ANSWER:  It could be any of those 3 options.  It can take several months for your body to readjust to not having the depo anymore.  Those changes in your hormones could cause the symptoms you are having.  But, since you have been having unprotected sex, there is also a chance you could be pregnant.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free birth control for teens.

Question from February 21, 2017

I had protected intercorse on November 26th, 2016. Experienced a normal, scheduled period from December 7th-13th. Experienced a normal period from January 7th-12th Took a pregnancy test on January 4th and the results were negative. Took a pregnancy test on January 25th and the results were negative. Am i pregnant from this encounter three months ago?

ANSWER: Since you have had 2 periods and all of the tests have been negative, you are likely not pregnant from that encounter.  If you are not on a method of birth control, you may want to think about starting one to help protect against pregnancy.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free birth control for teens.

Question from February 21, 2017

I found out I was pregnant on October 28th but had slept with a different guy that’s not my boyfriend on October 13th. I took a pregnancy test on October 28th and a weeks estimator that determined I was five weeks. I scheduled an appointment with my obgyn on December 6th. They determined i was 11 weeks. My boyfriend of two years always ejaculated inside me but I had been off my pills for two months. Can u tell me if my unborn baby is for my boyfriend or the other guy

ANSWER:  The only way to know for sure who the father is would be to take a paternity test after the baby is born.

Question from February 19, 2017

I’ve have had my nexplanon removed November 28 and I’ve had have sexual contact with my partner. But I haven’t had a period since I was on the nexplanon only twice in January & February. So I called my doctor and he had told me that it would take me awhile for me to have a period since it’s been over 4 years with out one 🙁 I’m worried and right now I’ve been feeling nauseous and I’ve had taken pregnancy test but they all come out negative.

ANSWER:  Your doctor is right.  It can sometimes takes up to a year for your periods to return to normal.  But since you are not on birth control there is still a chance you could become pregnant.  If you continue to take pregnancy tests and they are negative, there is no need to worry.  This just means you body is re-adjusting to not having the birth control in your system anymore.  Some of the nausea could also be a result of your body adjusting.  If you still have not had a period by November 2017, let your doctor know.

Question from February 18, 2017

I have gotten 2 depo shots. I missed my shot by 3 days and had to wait 2 weeks to get it again. So I waited and I had sex the same day I got the third one can I get pregnant ??

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to start working again since you were late, so there is chance you could have become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from February 17, 2017

Ive been on Nexplanon since September 12, 2014 it comes out in September 12,2017 but last acouple days my nipples been feeling really sore and now im feeling nauseous i have been having unprotected sex last few weeks is it possible i might be pregnant?

ANSWER:  It is always possible that a pregnancy could happen, but that chance is very small.  It is likely that since it is getting close to the time for your Nexplanon to be removed, you may be having more side effects.   Take a pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant.  If it is negative and you feel the symptoms are unbearable, call your nearest Health Department to speak with a nurse.

Question from February 15, 2017

If i got my last depo shot in October 2016 and was on it since February 2016 when can i become pregnant?

ANSWER:  The depo shot only lasts for 3 months.  If you got your shot in October your pregnancy protection ended in January.  But it is impossible to say when you will become pregnant.

Question from February 14, 2017

I started spotted five days before my period pink and brown the first day a medium flow second just a little on pad third only when I wipe four day same and today I suppose to start nothing not even when I wipe

ANSWER:  It sounds like your period may have started a little early and was lighter than usual.  This happens to many women from time to time and is not generally a reason to worry.

Question from February 11, 2017

If I had sex with one guy on the oct 16 and the second guy the 17 th and 18 th and my due date is July 10 th and my calculations shows I possibly conceive on the 17th or the 18 th who would be the father.

ANSWER:  Because the dates are so close together and sperm can live inside the body for a few days, it is impossible to tell who the father is without a paternity test.

Question from February 11, 2017

My gf started her period on a Monday and took her first Depo shot on that Thursday. Now it’s a week later and a day (Friday) and had unprotected sex and I came in her. What are the chances of her becoming pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex there is a chance she could become pregnant.  Because she was on depo and it was more than 7 days after her first shot, the chances of her becoming pregnant are very small. The only way to know if she became pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from February 8, 2017

I had an abortion on sept 24 and got the depo shot the same day and then had unprotected sex a week later, is it possible that I can be pregnant

ANSWER:  If you waited 7 days after getting the depo, then it is unlikely you became pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  Also, if you have not received your next depo shot or another method of birth control, but have had sex, you could have become pregnant later.  In order to prevent another pregnancy, it would be best for you to keep using birth control regularly. Teen Matters offers pregnancy tests and birth control free for teens.  We hope to see you soon.

Question from February 8, 2017

Hello my name is Be___ and I wanted to ask my boyfriend had’nt had sex since Aug.2016 and myself for a year 1/2. My Cycle are 29 day and ovlation says on 26 Jan.2017 we had sex what are my Chances of being pregnant I missed Period Jan.5 but lgt spotting reddish Only when I wipe not on pads And past 2wks very bad headaches Gas.

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant.  The only way to know if a pregnancy happened is to take a pregnancy test.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offer pregnancy tests and birth control free for teens.  Please visit us soon.

Question from February 8, 2017

Hi my name is Br_______ and my question is that I have missed my period for three months and I have took two pregnancy test and they came back negative and I took my HIV and my STD test and they was negative I’m out of options plz help…

ANSWER:  Hi.  If you are on a method of birth control like the implant, shot or IUD, missed or irregular periods are a common side effect.  If you are not on one of those methods and are not having a period, you would need to see a gynecologist for further advice.

Question from February 7, 2017

Hello, I had sex December 30, 2016, I took the plan b pill the following day Dec 31, 2016. I then started bleeding January 5, 2017 that lasted january 8, 2017. I had unprotected sex January 9, 2017 and started bleeding the 21st. Can I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  Since you took Plan B, it sounds like you are not ready to be a parent.  If you are having unprotected sex and do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using a method of birth control.   Visit Teen Matters or you local Health Department for FREE birth control.

Question from February 2, 2017

Hello,i got my first depo shot on 26th Jan 2017 and I was on the 6 th day of my period ,I then had unprotected sex on 28th Jan ,can I get pregnant?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting against pregnancy.  Since you had sex on the 2nd day after getting the shot, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Take a pregnancy test 2 weeks from January 26th to find out if you became pregnant.

Question from January 28, 2017

If I just got the implanon applicator put in my arm on Jan. 20th and just had unprotected sex where he came in me exactly 7 days later the 27th is my birth control kicked in and highly unlikely for me to get pregnant or should I be considered ?

ANSWER:  Since you waited the 7 days, it is unlikely that you will become pregnant.  But anytime you have sex, pregnancy should always be considered because there is a chance it could happen. Although, with the implant, that chance is very small.

Question from January 25, 2017

Hi, I got my birth control implant in my arm last week Wednesday ( 1/18 )and the doctor told me that i could have sex after one week and today Wednesday ( 1/25 ) is a week and I had sex and my bf cummed in me and then few mins later “discharge” came out on my underwear… What does this means??

ANSWER:  Hi.  This discharge you noticed was likely his ejaculate (cum) coming back out of your vagina.  That is common after sex and generally is not a cause for concern.  But keep in mind that although your birth control provides you protection from pregnancy, you will not have protection from STDs and HIV if you do not use condoms.

Question from January 21, 2017

Hi, I’ve been taking birth control for over 6 months now and I had unprotected sex and got cum on my butt. Will that effect me ?

ANSWER:  Hi.  Using birth control provides protection from pregnancy.  If you are using birth control, your chances of becoming pregnant are less than 1%.  If the ejaculate (cum) only was on your butt area, then it likely did not enter your vagina, which would be the only way a pregnancy could happen.

 

Question from January 19, 2017

Hi,
I got my first depo shot December 29, 2016 and had unprotected sex the 7th day after my shot (January 5th). I was supposed to get my period that Monday (January 9th) and missed it. It is now 11 days late. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Is it just the depo shot making my period late? Or is there still a chance I could be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Hi. Missed periods is one of the common side effects of the depo shot, so it is likely that you have missed your period due to the shot.  But keep in mind that anytime you have sex, there is a chance that you could become pregnant.  Although, that chance is very small (less than 1%).  Repeat the pregnancy test 14 days after January 5th. If it is still negative, then you likely did not become pregnant.

Question from January 16, 2017

Hi.  I just gotten my depo on the 11th of this month, haven’t missed any shots. me & my boyfriend had sex on the 14th. Any chance that I may become pregnant then somehow?.

ANSWER:  Anytime you have sex there is a chance you could become pregnant.  Since you are on depo and have not missed any shots the chances of you becoming pregnant are very small; less than 1%.

Question from January 15, 2017

Hi, I am on the Depo shot and on October 9th I had my 3rd Depo shot, It had been 11 weeks since my last shot and I was spotting for a few days up until I had my most recent shot – I had unprotected sex 25 hours later.. could I be pregnant?  please text me with your answer

ANSWER:  Hi.  I apologize for not being able to text you.  The number listed was not a working number.  Anytime you have sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant. If you were not late for your shot, then your chances of becoming pregnant are very small; less than 1%.  Since you got your shot on the 11th week, you should not have been late and had pregnancy protection.

Question from January 13, 2017

hi, is it safe to take advil when i have a nexplanon implant?Will it decrease the effectiveness? if so, how much doses?thanks

ANSWER: Hi. Yes, it is save to take Advil. It will not have any effect on the implant’s effectiveness.  Just following the dosing directions on the Advil bottle if you need to take it.

Question from January 13, 2017

If I Was Supposed To Have My Last Depo Shot In September 2016 But didnt Get Back On Til January 4, 2017 And had unprotected sex January 8th & 9th , Was I Protected ? Or could i be pregnant ?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo to start working again.  So were not protected and there is a chance you could have become pregnant.  Take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the 9th (January 23rd) to see if you are pregnant.

Question from January 7, 2017

I’ve been on the depo shot for almost a year. Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex 3-5 days before my next shot was due but I was late for my shot by 3 days, was I protected? Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since you and your boyfriend had sex before your shot was due, the chances of you becoming pregnant are small.  But there is always a change a pregnancy could happen.  If you are worried, it would be best to take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Question from January 7, 2017

I got my first depo shot on January 5th. My period started on December 30th and went off on January 2nd. Is my depo shot working yet?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo to start working.  That means you will not have pregnancy protection until January12.  If you have unprotected sex before the 12, you may become pregnant

Question from January 6, 2017

I got my tubes tied n I’m on depo shots n I’m still bleeding what’s wrong u

ANSWER:  If your tubes are tied, you do not need to be on depo.  Your tubes being tied will provide you with pregnancy prevention.  Depo does not guarantee a person will not have bleeding.  Depo also can have the side effect of irregular or prolonged bleeding. So you are likely experiencing the side effect of the depo shot.

Question from January 6, 2017

Okay well I’ve been on the nexplanon implant for about 1 year already and I feel my implant is broken , I searched up that the implant take out by doctor cost about $230. I don’t have that money at this time , but if it is broken , how long will the medicine in the implant finish ? And how will it affect my body ?

Just curious until I actually have time to get it checked out

ANSWER:  If you think you implant is broken, you need to come in to get it checked as soon as possible.  If it is broken, it will not harm you, but it will be releasing more hormones in your body than it normally would.  If it is truly broken, it will need to be taken out.  It will be free of charge and we replace it with a new one.

Question from December 27, 2016

I just removed the implanon birth control about a month ago. Before and after the removal my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. My cycle hasn’t come yet and my pregnancy test are negative. I have all the pregnancy symptoms and this would be my third child. I just need to know wat to do.

ANSWER:  It may take some time for your periods to return to normal after having your implant removed.  If you are having unprotected sex, you could become pregnant at anytime.  A positive pregnancy test will usually show up about 2 weeks after conception.  If you want to be pregnant, continue to take pregnancy tests every couple of weeks if your period has still not started.  If you do not want to be pregnant, come back in to start another method of birth control.

 

Question from December 19, 2016

I’ve had a implant in for the last 6 years and my latest one runs out next year i have been with the same partner for 13 years but had sex with someone else unprotected because I thought the implant would keep me safe now i am 4 weeks late for my period and do feel sick the odd times however i have lost my grandma recently and been helping out my sister who is due to give birth and have been heavily stressed could new sperm inside me get me pregnant even tho i have been on the implant for so long and never got pregnant while having it with the same partner

ANSWER: One of the common side effects of the implant is missed or irregular periods.  It is highly unlikely that you are pregnant.  The implant is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, but there is always that very small chance a pregnancy could happen.  The only way to know for sure if are pregnancy is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from December 14, 2016

I had unsafe sex on the 9 of April and had unsafe sex on th 30 of April with another man.on the 7 of may I had sex with one I had on the 9 of April so I found out that I’m pregnant after 3week of 7 may.so I’m not sure who could be the father of my baby,plz help me to so sure about the father

ANSWER:   The only way to know for sure who the father is will be to take a paternity test once the baby is born.  There is no other definite way to find out.

Question from December 12, 2016

If i want a second STD testing do I have to pay? If I do then how much do you guys charge and how do I pay for it?

Yes, only the first STD test is free.  It will cost $80 that can be paid with cash or credit/debit card.  If you have Medicaid, we can use that to pay for the test and it will be free.

Question from December 3, 2016

I was late for my depo by two weeks had it for about a year now I got my depo on 2/12/16 and had sex with my boyfriend that night will it be in my system or not?

ANSWER:  If you were two weeks late, the depo was not effective anymore and you may be a risk for pregnancy.  Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and to get restarted on your depo if possible.

Question from November 30, 2016

Do they suppose to check your urine and blood before the put a birth control in your arm

ANSWER:  They will only perform a urine pregnancy test before giving birth control.  We do not perform blood pregnancy tests.

Question from November 23, 2016

Hi! I have a questing regarding my depo shot. I had gotten the shot while I was NOT on my period. So I knew I had to use a back up method for the week. My husband and I decided to have sex 4 days after I got the shot and the condo ended up breaking and he did ejaculate inside me. We didn’t notice it had torn until after we finished. I was just wondering what the chances of me being pregnant were? I took plan b about two hours after the incident happened.

ANSWER: Hi! If this was not your first depo shot as long as you got it before the last day that it was due, you had protection from pregnancy.  If this was your first depo shot you did not have protection since it takes 7 days to start working.  But, since you took plan be so quickly the chances of you becoming pregnant are small. The only way to know if you became pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  The pregnancy test will be accurate 2 weeks after this incident.  I hope that helps.

Question from November 23, 2016

Hi.
Me and my boyfriend always have sex using condoms and they’ve never broke during sex.
I’ve recent gotten my period the 19th, which is a little earlier than I expected.
My first day, my cramps were painful and there was pain in my leg, which is actually normal when my period comes around. I tend to get leg pains before it happens. My flow was extremely heavy by the end of the day.
My second day, It was extremely light and it seemed like it was just dark brown blood coming and there was no real pain whatsoever.
My third day which is today, it’s still light and still dark brown discharge. Still no pain.
It seems a little shorter and earlier than usual, but apparently they say irregular periods are normal.
I’m wondering if this is the case of implantation bleeding?
Or am I just having an irregular period?
Please help. My anxiety is rising from all of this, and I’m having mixed signals whether I’m in the clear or not. Thank you!

ANSWER:  Hi. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  It sounds like you may just be having a period that is a little different than normal, but there is no way to tell for sure without the test.  Pregnancy tests are accurate 2 weeks after conception.  Take a test 2 weeks after your last sex and that should give you an accurate result.  You may also think about adding a method of birth control to your pregnancy prevention routine.  Using condoms along with birth control would bring your chances of getting pregnant down to less than 1%.

Question from November 17, 2016

When doing a pregnancy test, do y’all do a blood test or a urine test

ANSWER:  We provide urine pregnancy test only.

Question from November 17, 2016

Hey, I’m 18. Me and my boyfriend have always had sex WITH a condom. I’ve noticed I’ve gained a little weight, and I’m a little more tired than usual, and there’s a little uneasy feeling in my stomach. is there any way possible of a pregnancy? I’ve been told you can still get pregnant even if you use a condom. Please help, I’ve been extremely worried and I don’t know what to do. My stomach looks a little more pushed out than usual.

ANSWER:  Hi.  Anytime a person has sex, there is chance they can become pregnant, even when using condoms and/or birth control.  Condoms are very effective, but they do not work 100% of the time.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  You may also want to think about starting a method of birth control that will give you 99% protection.  If you use condoms and birth control, your chances of getting pregnant will be extremely small.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offer FREE pregnancy tests, birth control, and condoms to anyone under age 20.  Come see us soon!

Question from November 16, 2016

Hi I have been on the depo a little while I got three shots so far but I missed my one in October 28 I was spotting the week before I missed it and had unprotected sex for two weeks after up untill the 10 of November i now have no spotting and no period yet would the depo still of Being in my system at that time or could I get pregnant ?

ANSWER:  Hi.  If October 28 was the first day for you to get your shot, then you still had protection through November 10.  If October 28 was the last day for you to get your shot, then you were not protected through November 10.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy to test and to restart your depo if it is negative.

Question from November 15, 2016

I got my nexplanon implant on Nov 2nd and me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex Nov 9th which is the 7th day. Was I protected or not?

ANSWER:  You should have had protection on the 9th since it was 7 days.   If you want to be sure you are not pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test 2 weeks from the 9th.  That should give you an accurate result.

Question from November 9, 2016

Is it save to have sex a week to my period

ANSWER:  Anytime a person has sex there is chance they could become pregnant or contract an STD.   Having sex on your period is not any safer than having sex while not on your period.

Question from November 8, 2016

Are the pregnancy test urine or blood

ANSWER:  Our pregnancy tests are urine tests.

Question from November 2, 2016

Can you have unprotected sex 5 das after first depo shot ?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting against pregnancy.  If a person has sex on the 5th day they will not be protected and may become pregnant.

Question from October 31, 2016

Hi, I started on birth control 2 weeks ago, the Sunday after my period stopped. I was on the 5th (technically 4th, since we had sex right after I took the pill it probably hadn’t even gotten in my system yet) and the condom slipped off, but he did not cum inside of me. I freaked out because it hadn’t been 7 days yet on the pill. We bought plan b and I took it within 2 hours after it happened, same day and I have kept regular with my birth control, never missed and always around the same time. We did not have sex again until my 9th day on birth control, and have since then and he has never cummed in me but I still worry about sperm in the pre-cum? Anyway, the day I took the plan b and day after I had NO side effects, which surprised me. A week after taking plan b, I have been bleeding, spotting I guess? Every day. It’s been a few days now and I’m worried because initially I had no side effects and I’m worried I’m pregnant even though I’ve stayed regular with my pill along with the incident. So sorry if I sound dumb, just very paranoid. Thankyou!

ANSWER:  Hi.  This is great question!  Since you took Plan B so soon after the condom slipping off, the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  And there is generally not any sperm in pre-cum.  It’s hard to predict when a person will start to notice the effects from Plan B, if they have any at all, so you not having any symptoms for a week is not a cause for alarm.  Spotting can also be a common side effect for many women when they first start using birth control. Continue to take your pills as you have been.  You can take a pregnancy test 2 weeks from the day the condom slipped off and that will give you an accurate result.  I hope this helps!

Question from October 26, 2016

I got the implant that goes on your arm on Thursday and recently had unprotected sex today. Is 6 days enough to keep me protected or no??

ANSWER: It takes the implant 7 days to begin protecting from pregnancy, so you may not have had protection on the 6th day.  You can take Plan B within 5 days of unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy from this incident.  The sooner you take it, the more effective it will be.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE Plan B for teens.

Question from October 24, 2016

I have.? I have implanon on arm.expired a week ago.n I’ve had.sex more than once n boyfriend has came in me… how long can I.wait.till I.can take a home pregnancy is it a week…

ANSWER:  The pregnancy test will be accurate 2 weeks after unprotected sex.  For the best result, do not have sex for 2 weeks and then take the pregnancy test.

Question from October 15, 2016

I have a question , I recently had taken plan b and started my menstral cycle again because of it . I didn’t know I had started and my boyfriend and I began having unprotected sex, we are both clean from any type of aids or hiv, but we accidentally had unprotected sex this one time because we both didn’t know I was bleeding . Also whenever he was about to cum I sucked up his cum not knowing there was blood on his genital . So what exactly should I do in this case scenario

Since it was your own blood, there is no danger to you.  Although you may not have intended to have sex while you were bleeding, there is no harm in it if you do.  If you have both been tested and are HIV negative, your boyfriend is not as risk from contracting HIV from your blood.  So there is really nothing you need to do as a result of the blood.  Since you had unprotected sex, you may want to get an STD check up to be sure there is no other infection.

Question from October 13, 2016

Hello, my girlfriend is currently on the depo provera shot and she says to not be feeling the effects of the shot anymore. She thinks it is due to her getting her period last month. She got her shot on July 29 and her next shot isn’t due until Oct 31- Nov 4. Thank you

ANSWER:  Hi.  As long as she is not late for her shot, she will still have pregnancy protection even if she is not feeling any of the side effects.  I hope that helps.

Question from October 12, 2016

Can you get pregnant if y’all have sex but he pull out ?

ANSWER:  Yes.  Anytime a person has sex, especially without a condom, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  Plan B can be taken within 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent a pregnancy.  Your local Health Department and Teen Clinics provide FREE Plan B and Birth Control.

Question from October 3, 2016

I had unprotected sex with a guy and he say that he pulled out after he felt a tugging feeling, which is supposed to mean that he was getting ready to ejaculate I guess.. Is it possible that pre-cum as gotten in me with out me knowing? And if so would that stop my next period or woild it be to early for my body to detect pregnancy? Oh yeah my cicle isnt a specific amount of days because it jumps around every few months (If that helps)

Is it possible to have vaginal bleeding your whole pregnancy that makes you believe its your period or something? So then you won’t know that you’re pregnant..

ANSWER:  Anytime a person has sex, especially without a condom, there is a possibility that a pregnancy to happen.  It usually takes about 2 weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to be accurate.  Wait 2 weeks after the incident and take a pregnancy test to see if you became pregnant or not.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE pregnancy tests and birth control for teens.  We hope to see you soon.

Question from October 3, 2016

I had unprotected sex back in April, I got my period at the end of april and again in may. I spotted in june which has never happened to me before and my period did not come in july. It is now august and I dont know if what I thought was my period wasn’t.. Is there a possibility that this is true and I could be pregnant? << IM BACK!!! so I asked that question back in august and ive been reading about vaginal bleeding and not knowing if you’re pregnant when you’re over weight (which I am) and I am still questioning it because Ive gained 10 lbs in one month. I eat weird things like pickles and cheese or ramen noodles and cornbread together. Ive been really moody, ornery and want to cry a lot for no reason. Also for the past few weeks it started out faint but there has been flutters in my uterus area and they are becoming more noticeable, especially at night when I lay down (Never had flutters before) I took two of the cheap walmart brand pregnancy test at once side by side and they both came back negitive. Im so confused what should I do?

ANSWER:  You should make an appointment to see a OB/GYN for further testing.

Question from September 28, 2016

Hi, I’m just worried about thing on my mind. For example becoming pregnant should I even be worried about those things? On the 29th of August which was last month, me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and he ejaculated in me, I also had my implanon in my arm, I took it out on Wednesday should I be worried and could I get pregnant or not? Need Answers !!!

Hi!  Keep in mind that any time a person has sex there is a chance they could become pregnant.  If that person is on birth control, that chance is very small. Since you just took the implant out Wednesday, you were protected from pregnancy on August 29th and the chances of you becoming pregnant were less than 1%.  But now that your implant is out, if you did not start another method of birth control, you could become pregnant if you continue to have sex, especially unprotected sex.  If you are still worried about being pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Question from September 25, 2016

Hi time and I took the Plan B pill the next day. My period usually happens at around the last week of each month, I’m usually not a spontaneous person but I ended up having unprotected sex without planning it. It was my first and I just wanted to know, does the Plan B pill mess with your menstruation cycle? If so, how long until I can stop freaking out over the possibility of a pregnancy scare?

ANSWER:  Hi!  Plan B affects everyone differently.  Some people may start their period soon after taking it while others will start at their usually time.  Since you took Plan B the very next day, your chances of becoming pregnant are small.  You could take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the unprotected sex to make sure the Plan B worked.  One way to help you not have to worry so much about pregnancy in the future is to start a method of birth control that will provide you with great protection in case you decide to have sex again.  Since you took the Plan B so soon afterwards, it is possible that you may be able to start birth control now. Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free birth control for teens.  Call or text us for more information.

Question from September 24, 2016

Hey last night I had sex with no protection but I’m on the pill and have been consistent. But this morning I forgot to take it and basically was 6 hours late taking it, I just wanna make sure I’m okay from last night?

ANSWER:  Hi!  If you are on a mini-pill, the 6 hours difference could possibly put you at risk.  If you are on any other type of birth control, then you are likely safe, but there is always a chance a pregnancy could happen anytime a person has sex.  If you are worried, take a pregnancy test in two weeks.  You could also take Plan B within 5 days to help prevent pregnancy.  Teen Matter and your local Health Department offer free Plan B for teens.

Question from September 22, 2016

hey i missed birthcontrol shot august 19 .i had sex august 27 i took test sep 12it was negative then we sex sep 14 and sep 19 do i need too take another pregancy test

ANSWER:  Hi! Every time you have sex, especially if you are not using a condom, you could become pregnant.  In order to find out if you are pregnant, you would need to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after last unprotected sex.  But keep in mind that if you continue to have sex, that two week date will get pushed back further and further.  If you do not want to be pregnant, come in ASAP for restart your shot.

Question from September 22, 2016

l had a jadelle implanted in 2011 then l removed it on the 9th of september 2013 and then got pregnant on the 18th of october and now l have a baby boy.now l also want got another implant last may 2015 and now l want to remove it will it be possible for me to get pregnant quickly?l want to remove it this september.plz help

ANSWER:  Once the implant is removed a person is able to get pregnant.  It is impossible to tell how quickly it will happen though.  There is no way to predict that.  If you have more questions about getting pregnant, you should contact an Obstetrician.

Question from September 21, 2016

hey 🙂 i got a question can you stiil be on your period and still be pergnant ?

ANSWER:  Hi!  Yes, it is possible to be pregnant but still have a period.  The only way for a person to know if they are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from September 20, 2016

If I took my depo around July 1st 2016 to July 5th 2016 and I usually always get a period a week before my next shot and this time I haven’t could I possibly be pregnant

ANSWER:  One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods.  The fact that your period hasn’t come yet is likely a side effect of the depo shot and not because you are pregnant.  If you are still worried you could always take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Question from September 19, 2016

Hi, me and my gf had sex and I cummed in her and she got the depo shot a week ago to be exact she got it august 11th and I came in her the 18th around midnight, when she got the shot it wasn’t 5 days after her period it was about 2 weeks after her period, could she get pregnant?

ANSWER:  Hi! It takes 7 days for the depo to start protecting against pregnancy.  Since you two had sex on the 18th, she should have had pregnancy protection.  But keep in mind that if you are having sex, there is always a chance a pregnancy could happen because birth control is not 100% effective.  The only way to know if she became pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from September 17, 2016

My doctor told me not to come in until two days after my next Depo shot.. I’m due September 21 but I can’t go until September 23rd and I’m sexual active so can I get pregnant because of that?!?

ANSWER:  If the last day for you to get your shot is after September 23, then you will still have protection on the 23rd.  If the last day is before September 23, then you may have not protection if you have sex before then.  If that is the case, it would be best for you to not have sex until after you come in for your next shot because you could become pregnant.

Question from September 16, 2016

Hello, I was just curious if I could be pregnant me and my boyfriend had sex and the condom broke but he didnt noticed until afterwards. Im not on birth control

ANSWER:  Hi.  Yes, it is possible that you could become pregnant since you are not on birth control.  If the condom broke less than 5 days ago, you can take Plan B to help prevent a pregnancy.  It can be bought at your local pharmacy or you can get it at your local Health Department.  The only way to know if you became pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.   If this indecent happened more than 2 weeks ago, a pregnancy test would be accurate now.  If it was less than 2 weeks ago then you will have to wait for an accurate result.

Question from September 15, 2016

My Girlfriend Has been On Implanon For 18 Days….Is It Safe For Me To Cum Inside Her?

ANSWER:  The Implant starts to protect against pregnancy after 7 days.  So, she has very good pregnancy protection now, but keep in mind that is not 100% effective.   There is still a small chance (about 1%) that she could become pregnant. If you want to have close to 100% pregnancy prevention, it would be best to also use a condom.  Condoms also help protect both of you from STDs and HIV as well.

Question from September 9, 2016

I took my depo shot about 2 weeks ago. I have had unprotected sex before the 7 days ratio time to be protected after taking the shot. Lately, I’ve been feeling sick! Symptoms such as dizzy spells, sick to stomach, wanting to throw up, frequently headaches and some cramping at stomach. My menstrual was due to come on the 12th of this month and the dctr said it may or may not come. Is there a possibility that I may be expecting ?

ANSWER:  Since you did not wait the 7 days before having sex, there is a possibility you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from September 9, 2016

I took my first depo shot in August 24 the 5th day after my menstrual. I had unprotected sex on the 25th-28th. About a week later I started feeling sick light headed, nauseous, stomach ,cramping a little and wanting to throw up. Is there a possibility that I can be pregnant?

ANSWER:  It takes 7 days for the depo shot to begin protecting against pregnancy.  Since you had unprotected sex before the 7 days, there is a possibility that you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  The symptoms you are experiencing could also just be a natural side effect of the depo shot.  Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test.

Question from August 31, 2016

How long does it take you become fertile When getting off depo I had unprotected sex everybody say I’m fine I’m I pregnant

ANSWER:  Everyone’s body is a little bit different, but it can sometimes take up to a year to return to fertility.  But for some people it may take less time and for some people it may take more time.

Question from August 31, 2016

do yall do sports physical?

ANSWER:  Sorry, but we do not to sports physicals. They can usually be obtained at local Urgent Care Clinics or Doctor’s Offices.

Question from August 30, 2016

Hi . I’m 17 and I’m 7 days late on my birth control shot I had unprotected Sex and after we had sex I was spotting does that mean I’m not pregnant

ANSWER:  Hi.  You are likely spotting because you are late for your shot.  But since you are late, it is possible you could become pregnant.  Come in as soon as possible to for a pregnancy test and to get your next shot.

Question from August 29, 2016

I got my shot on May 19 I missed my shot on August 19 and I had unprotected sex on August 27 I’m I ok

ANSWER:  If your shot was due on August 19 and you missed it, then you did not have pregnancy protection when you had sex on August 27 and there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy and to get your next shot.

Question from August 28, 2016

I took my first depo shot on July 29 and had unprotected sex on August 27 and he nutted in me is there a chance of me being pregnant I’m scared and worried???

ANSWER:  Anytime a person has sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  The only 100% sure way to not get pregnant is to not have sex.  Since you are on depo, the chances of you being pregnant are VERY small; less than 1%.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test, but it is highly unlikely that you are.

Question from August 13, 2016

How long that i had to wait to take antibiotic pills if i had unprotected sex?

ANSWER:  It may depend on the type of antibiotic you are taking.  All antibiotics don’t affect the effectiveness of birth control.  Call your doctor to ask if your antibiotic will affect your birth control.

Question from August 9, 2016

I’ve been on depo I was a month late on getting my third shot and I had unprotected sex the very next day could I be pregnant ?

ANSWER:  If you were a month late, the depo needed 7 days to begin working again.  So there is a possibility you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  The test will be most accurate if it is taken 2 weeks after unprotected sex.

Question from August 3, 2016

I had unprotected sex back in April, I got my period at the end of april and again in may. I spotted in june which has never happened to me before and my period did not come in july. It is now august and I dont know if what I thought was my period wasn’t.. Is there a possibility that this is true and I could be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Since you had a regular period in April and May, the chances of you being pregnant are very small, especially if you have not had unprotected sex since then.  Spotting is not uncommon for many women and generally we still consider that to be a period even it if was very light.  Spotting or irregular periods are especially common if you are on a method of birth control like the implant, the depo shot or the IUD.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  If you have not had unprotected sex within the last 2 weeks, then the test will give an accurate result.  If you are not on birth control, call or visit your nearest clinic to learn more about your options.

Question from August 1, 2016

I had sex July 2nd and I supposedly came on my period July 14th but I am having pregnancy symptoms could I be pregnant ?

ANSWER:  If you are not on a method of birth control and have not had a period, then it is possible you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are on a method of birth control such as the implant, IUD or depo shot, missed or irregular periods are a common side effect and you are likely not pregnant.

Question from July 30, 2016

Hi. I started my cycle on Saturday July 16th and I got my first depo shot on Tuesday July 19th. Is/was it effective immediately? Or after 7 days? Me and my husband didn’t have sex until the early morning of the 25th, though. Thanks 🙂

ANSWER:  Hi.  It was effective after 7 days, which would have but you at having protection on July 26th, so there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  It is too late now for Plan B. Take a pregnancy test two weeks after the 25th for an accurate result.

Question from July 27, 2016

Hello, last night my girlfriend and I were fooling around and I had a concern. I was rubbing on my girlfriends clitoris bit before I did she had given me mutual masturbation. She didn’t have any on her hand but I had a little bit in my finger. I was rubbing on her clitoris while she was wearing her underwear the whole time. What are the chances she might be pregnant? Is she pregnant? Please help.

ANSWER:  Hi.  Since she had her underwear on the entire time, it is extremely unlikely that she will get pregnant.  The underwear would have likely absorbed and trapped any sperm that may have been on your hand unless your hand was touching the vaginal area underneath her underwear.  Even then, the chances are still pretty slim.  If you two are thinking about becoming sexually active, she may want to consider starting a method of birth control so that you both are prepared if that day comes.  You may also want to have some condoms on hand just in case as well.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department have free condoms and birth control for teens.

Question from July 27, 2016

I have a question and I’m really concerned, I’ve been on a birth control called nexplanon that last 3 years, I was supposed to get it removed July 25th I had unprotected sex on my removal date July 25th, thinking I was supposed to have it removed on the July 26th, I was wrong. I’m anxious, and nervous, is it a possibility that I could be pregnant.

ANSWER:  The chances of you being pregnant are very small, but if you are worried, you could take Plan B before the 30th to help prevent a pregnancy.  Also be sure to come in as soon as possible to get a new Nexplanon or another form of birth control.

Question from July 26, 2016

How quick will my birth control work

ANSWER:  Most birth control will begin working in 7 days.  We recommend not having sex before 7 days, but if  you do, be sure to use a condom.

Question from July 24, 2016

I decided to get off of depo. I was due for my shot June 9-16 and I missed it. I had protected sex and the condom broke once we were done. It’s been a month and I haven’t gotten my shot because I want to switch. What are my chances of being pregnant?

Since you are not currently on birth control, there is a chance you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you wanted to switch birth control, you should have still come in when your shot was due to start another method of birth control.  Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and to start a new method of birth control.

Question from July 23, 2016

Hello, I had a concern. I had my first depo shot on April 21 but I had intercourse on July 15. Am I at risk of pregnancy? Do I have to wait seven days after receiving the second shot?

Hi.  Anytime you have sex there is chance you could become pregnant.  Since you are birth control, the chances of you becoming pregnant are VERY small. If you got your depo shot on April 21, you should be protected from pregnancy until around July 21 and are likely not pregnant.  Please be sure to get your next shot on time according to the dates you were given so that you will continue to have pregnancy protection.  If you get your next shot on time, you will not have to wait the 7 days.

Question from July 20, 2016

OK I had rod for two years then had removed went to shot. Shot due July 22 had unprotected sex couple times before shot due. Breast been tender and can feel change in cervix. Could be pregnant or ovulating?

ANSWER:  If your shot is not due until July 22, then you are likely not pregnant.  The Depo shots has a higher hormone dose than the Implant.  What you are experiencing is likely due to your body adjusting to this new hormone level, which can sometimes mimic symptoms of pregnancy, although you are not pregnant.  There is no way to tell if you are ovulating without a test.

Question from July 20, 2016

I had my first shot on April 21 and I understand my best shot is due between July 7 through the 21 but I have been scheduled between July 23 to August 5. Why is that? And if I’m late will the seven say rule be effective? Also I had intercourse on July 15, am I at risk for pregnancy?

ANSWER:  There are 2 forms of depo and one lasts slightly longer than the other.  It sounds like you were given the longer lasting one.   So your dates are a little different and you are due between the dates you were given.  If you are late (after August 5), the 7 day rule applies, but if you are on time you will have continued protection.  You were protected from pregnancy on July 15, so the risk of you getting pregnant is less than 1%.

Question from July 20, 2016

I had my first depo shot on April 21 and I wanted to know when my next shot would be due

ANSWER:  Your next shot is due between July 7 and July 21.  After July 21, you will be late for your shot and at risk for pregnancy.

Question from July 15, 2016

Hi I was meant to have a period on the 24th june and waited until the 31st june still no period but on the 1st july I had some bleeding or a period

ANSWER:  Hi.  It sounds like your period may have been a little late this month.  If you are on a method of birth control like the implant, IUD or depo, missed or irregular periods are a common side effect.  Late periods also just happen for no apparent reason for many women from time to time.  If you are not on a method of birth control, but are having sex, you may want to consider using birth control so you won’t become pregnant before you are ready.

Question from July 14, 2016

The first day after I got the nexplanon implant he came inside me. I’m not worried because that was the day after I got off my period. I am worried about the time 12 days after I got the implant, he came inside me again and it was also my highest ovulation day. Should I be worried? I don’t want to get pregnant. He normally pulls out but he didn’t because he didn’t want to make a mess everywhere

ANSWER:  The Nexplanon begins protecting from pregnancy 7 days after it is implanted.  So by the 12th day you should have been protected.  But keep in mind it is not 100%.  If you are having unprotected sex there is always a chance you could become pregnant, although that chance is less than 1%.  You are also at risk for STDs since you are not using condoms.

Question from July 11, 2016

I’ve been on the mirena implant for 13 days would I be okay if he ejaculates inside me? Or should I wait longer like a month?

ANSWER:  The Mirena becomes effective after 7 days.  So if you have unprotected sex now, your chances of becoming pregnant are less than 1%.  But, keep in mind that having unprotected sex still puts you as risk for STDs.

Question from July 11, 2016

Hi I have the nexplanon in I had it for 2 years so far and I been bleeding everyday since my doctor gave me some pills and it stopped for a week and started all over again I been losing weight and feeling really sick since I got it weak and dizzy

Hi.  Some people do have prolonged bleeding as a result of the Implant.  If you have been bleeding for that long, it would probably be best if you ask your doctor to remove it and choose another birth control method.

Question from July 11, 2016

Hi my name is C_____I had the rod in my arm for almost two years and Every time I had my periods at the end of the month and my husband and I had always had unprotected sex and from last month and this month I haven’t had a period I have tenderness in breast and once in while I will have really bad cramps. And my food habits are changing.can I be pregnant and if I am do I need to take it out….. HELP PLEASE

Hi C______.  There is a chance you could be pregnant, but that chance is extremely small.  What is likely happening is that since the implant only has about 1 year left before it needs to be removed, you are noticing some side effects related to the hormones.  Also, one of the common side effects of the Implant is missed or irregular periods.  Take a pregnancy test just to be sure you are not pregnant.  If you are, the Implant does need to be removed.  If you are not pregnant, then you are missing your periods as a result of the Implant, which is normal for many people.

Question from July 11, 2016

What can happen if you have and std for years and it’s only been treated once

ANSWER:  If you were treated for an STD that was curable such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, or Syphilis, then you should still be cured unless you became infected again.  Having an untreated STD for a long time could cause serious, permanent damage to the body, it could make it harder to have a child and some can even cause death.  The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.  If you think you have an STD, please come to your nearest Health Department or Teen Clinic for testing and treatment.

Question from July 10, 2016

Hi I’m L___ I had my tubes tied in 2007 and I miss a period last month is this normal

Hi L___. It is not uncommon for many women to miss a period occasionally.  But if you are having unprotected sex, then there is a small chance you could be pregnant.  Take a pregnancy test just to be sure.  If you continue to miss periods, but are not pregnant, you should visit a Gynecologist for more advice.

Question from July 9, 2016

I’m on depo and I was supposed to start my period on the 8th (yesterday) but rather than a period it’s just been light brown spotting when I wipe. Is this normal? I took a pregnancy test yesterday but I’m not sure if I took it too early it came out negative. Would the brown spotting be considered my period?

ANSWER:  Yes, what you are seeing is considered your period. You may notice that on depo your period may become irregular, you may only have occasional spotting, or it may stop all together.  These are common side effects and are not dangerous to your body or a sign that you are pregnant.

Question from July 4, 2016

Forgot amd Missed my shot june30 Should i take a plan b How long and i cover after missing shot been taking over a year now Can you get pg the first week missing?

ANSWER:  If June 30 was the first day you could get your shot, then you still have protection until July 13.  If June 30 was the last day for your shot, then you are not protected from pregnancy and should take Plan B if you have had sex within the last 5 days.  Please come in as soon as possible to get your next shot and Plan B if needed.

Question from July 2, 2016

Is it a smart idea to take plan b while on depo? Or a waste of money?

ANSWER:  If you are not late for your depo shot, then there is no need for Plan B.  Plan B is only if someone had unprotected sex or the condom broke and they are not on birth control or they are late for their birth control.  Plan B is free for teens at Teen Matters and your local Health Department.

Question from July 1, 2016

Hello, i have a question. I was pregnant in March miscarried in early April, got depo late April. due to get a reup of depo July 17-22nd. I was supposed to start my period June 28. I have had unprotected sex every day from june 15th -june 29th Could i be pregnant or just late due to lots of sex?

ANSWER:  Hi.  One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods.  Most likely you have missed your period as a side effect of the depo and not because you are pregnant.  The amount of sex you have usually does not affect your period.  If you are worried about being pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Question from July 1, 2016

Why is my cervix soft on Depo? Shouldn’t it be firm?

ANSWER:  Only a doctor could determine if your cervix is soft or firm.  You would probably be unable to do a proper exam.  Either way, depo will still help prevent pregnancy regardless of the firmness of your cervix.

Question from July 1, 2016

Hi I was meant to have a period on the 24th to 30th and it never come and when I got up this morning and noticed some bleeding

ANSWER:  Hi.  It could be that your period was just a little late this month, which happens from time to time for many women.  It doesn’t mean that anything is wrong, it’s just something that happens sometimes. If you are on a birth control method such as depo, the implant or IUD, your period may become irregular over time.  If you are not on a birth control method and have been having sex, you may want to take a pregnancy test.

Question from June 28, 2016

Hello i was wondering what are my chance of bring pregany if i took out my nexplaton..i had sex june 10 i took out my birthcontrl on the 13…the last time i had a period was may 5 n last up to 3weeks..i been into it had sex on the 17 n 24..of june.on june 26 i started n not sure if its my period IAM bleeding REALLIGHT.SO FAR MY 3RD DAY.i took two test..bfor n now i took one on the 27 cuz my chart said i HAD 3 DAY
messid…came back negative what should I do from there

ANSWER:  Hi.  If you are having unprotected sex, you could become pregnant at any time since you are no longer on birth control.  Since you are having some bleeding, even if it is very light, this is probably your period.  Your period may be irregular for a few months while your body adjusts to not having hormones.  If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you start using another method of birth control.  Otherwise, you will only know if you have become pregnant by taking pregnancy tests.

Question from June 25, 2016

I just got my first third depo shothe I was a few days late byesterday 3 days. My boyfriend and I just had unprotected sex but he did not cum in me. Should I be worried about being pregnant?

ANSWER:  If you were late for your depo there is a chance that a pregnancy could happen.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test in 2 weeks.  You could also take Plan B within 5 days of the unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy.

Question from June 24, 2016

Can pregnancy care tablets delay your period as i didn’t get mine to day

ANSWER:  If you are asking about prenatal vitamins, they do not typically affect your period.  People usually only take these if they are trying to get pregnant.  We don’t usually consider a period to be late until about a week after it was due.  If it was due today and you haven’t gotten it yet, it will probably come on within the next few days.  If you are trying to get pregnant, they only way to know if you are is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from June 24, 2016

Hi, just need to make clear. After 7 days on depo does this mean he can ejaculate inside without really worrying about pregnancy? Or should I wait longer than 7 days

ANSWER:  Although birth control works very well at preventing pregnancy, it is not 100% effective.  After 7 days, you will have less than a 1% chance of getting pregnant.  Waiting longer, does not decrease your chances any more.  If you want to further decrease your chances of getting pregnant, using a condom in addition to depo would add more protection.  Keeping his sperm out of your body greatly reduces the chances of a pregnancy happening.

Question from June 22, 2016

Hi I am 22 years old and I have been on the depo shot for 3 months. My next depo shot is due for June 23rd 2016 but I will miss that day due to the way my appointment is scheduled. My appointment date is for July 1st and I was wondering is there a risk of my getting pregnant if I’m a week late?

ANSWER:  Hi.  You have a 2 week window to get the shot.  So if the first day you could get your shot is June 23, then you will still have protection until July 7th.  You technically wouldn’t be late until after July 7th.  If June 23rd is the last day to get your shot, then you will not be protected if you wait until July 1st and you may be at risk for pregnancy.  If the 23rd is the last day, be sure to use condoms or be abstinent until you can get your shot.

Question from June 22, 2016

Hi, I had unprotected sex last night but 5 days before I received my first depo shot. On the paper the doctor gave me it says to wait 5 days but online it says to wait 7 days before the shot becomes effective. This is where I am worried on whether or not I could be pregnant. He did not ejaculate inside of me but there was lots of pre-cum.
Note: not sure if it’s important but I was bleeding for some reason the day I got the shot but it was 3 days after my 3 day period.

ANSWER:  Hi.  We typically recommend people wait 7 days to give the depo enough time to start working.  You can take Plan B now to help prevent a pregnancy from last night.  Otherwise, wait 2 week from yesterday and take a pregnancy test.  That’s really the only way to know if you became pregnant or not.

Question from June 21, 2016

Hey there,
I am 15 years of age and now have the implanon for 20 days. My boyfriend has cummed inside me a few times now. I have had really bad stomach pains and such a sore head. I threw up a little in my mouth today aswell. I don’t know what’s going on with my body. I don’t know for its stress or pregnancy. I have been worrying about home and school lately but I’m so scared.
Please help me.

Hi.  If you and your boyfriend waited 7 days after getting the implant before having unprotected sex, then you are likely not pregnant.  The symptoms you are having could be stress or your body adjusting to the Implant.  If you are worried about pregnancy, you could take a pregnancy test just to be sure.  If you have more questions, call or text your nearest clinic.  I hope that helps.

Question from June 13, 2016

hi , I recently got the depo shot on my last month I bled so I waited until the last day to get the shot that day me and my partner had unprotected sex now five weeks later I feel discomfort on my stomach and my breast are swelled and tender is there a chance I could be pregnant ?

ANSWER:  Hi.  The symptoms you are having could be caused by many things, including the depo shot.  It takes 7 days for depo to become effective.  If this was your first depo shot, it is possible that you could have become pregnant since you had sex on the same day you got the shot and it was not effective yet.  If this was not your first depo shot and you were on time for your shot, then the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  Keep in mind, that anytime a person has sex, there is a chance they could become pregnant.  But if they are on birth control, that chance is very small.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from June 13, 2016

Hey I have a question. My gf got the implant implanon birth control like almost 3 weeks ago and just yesterday we have sex and I cummed inside her. Im scared that she’s pregnant? What are the chances that she is pregnant

ANSWER:  Hi.  Anytime a person has sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  The implant birth control is over 99% effective, so the chances of her being pregnancy are extremely small.  Using a condom along with the implant would reduce the chances of her getting pregnant even more, while adding protection from STDs for both of you.

Question from June 9, 2016

Is it true that you guys only give out one free STD test?

ANSWER:  For the most part yes.  We only provide one free STD test to most of our teen patients.  But, if someone thinks they have an STD, please call or stop by to talk with a nurse.

Question from June 9, 2016

We had sex with condom while wearing the condom my pre cum came in contact with the outer surface of the condom but i have clean it with a cloth before inserting . Now after 6 days she vomitted. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

ANSWER:  Pre-cum does not usually have sperm in it.  The only way it would contain sperm is if you ejaculated or came a few hours before putting the condom on.  If that did not happen, then the chances of her being pregnant are very small.  Additionally, if she is on a method of birth control, that also greatly reduces the chances that she is pregnant.  If she is not on a method of birth control, she should consider starting one to help reduce the risk of pregnancy. But, anytime a couple has sex, there is always a chance a pregnancy could happen.   The only way to know for sure is for her to take a pregnancy test.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free pregnancy tests and birth control for teens.

Question from June 2, 2016

I had an unprotected sex with my gf last day….her age 13 may be…her means happened last 27 may…after sex she used a ipill within 24 hours..so i want to know there have any chance to pregnancy….?????

ANSWER:  Anytime a couple has unprotected sex, there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  If the “ipill” is the same as Plan B or the Morning After Pill, then the chances of her being pregnant are lessened.  The only way to know for sure is for her to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after unprotected sex.  If she is going to be sexually active, it would be best for her to start using a method of birth control to prevent pregnancy.  Also, keep in the mind that the age of consent is 16 in Georgia, but the age may be higher or lower depending on the state you live in. This means that it is illegal to have sex with anyone under that age.  Teen Matters and the local Health Department offers free birth control, Plan B and pregnancy test to teens.  We hope to see you both soon.

Question from June 1, 2016

Hello I am a 16 year old female. I just got my first Depo shot last Tuesday. I had unprotected sex last night. So basically I guess on the 7th day I had unprotected sex. Is there a chance I can be pregnant? Yesterday was the ONLY day and time my boyfriend has ejaculated in me.

ANSWER:  Hi.  Since it happened on the 7th day, the chances of you being pregnant are very small.  You could come in for Plan B as an extra preventative measure.  You have 4 days to come in for Plan B.   You could also take a pregnancy test 2 weeks from yesterday to make sure you did not become pregnant.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers free Plan B and pregnancy test for teens.  Call or text your nearest clinic for more information.

Question from May 29, 2016

Basically I got my implant on the 15th of August 2014 and we have to have it in for 3 years, well I had sex with my boyfriend while on my period (I still get my period on this implant )and we used a condom and when he had ejaculated the condom snapped so he came inside of me, I’m quite worried that I may be pregnant , any advice to say whether I am???

ANSWER: Since you are on the Implant which the most effective method of birth control, the chances of you being pregnant are extremely small; less than 1%.  If you are still worried, you could take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the condom breaking to be sure.

Question from May 29, 2016

If you have unprotected sex and then 2 days later, you start your period, how big of a chance is there that I’m pregnant

ANSWER:  The chance is very small.  But keep in mind that the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.  If you are worried about becoming pregnant, you may want to start method of birth control.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department offer FREE birth control for teens.

Question from May 28, 2016

I had sex Dec 23,2015. I got my period Dec 28 but January I didn’t have one. When Feb came along so did my period on the 2nd. It came March the 18, April 23rd, and now may 24. From Dec-April (excluding Jan) I had 6 day periods but May I only had a 3 day. Is this normal?

ANSWER:  Yes.  Periods can last anywhere from 2 -7 days.  Even if one particular month happens to be shorter than normal, that is ok.

Question from May 23, 2016

My friend had an abortion 8days ago and today she had unprotected sex, is can she take emergency pill to stop her form doubts?

ANSWER:  Yes, she can take Plan B up to 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent a pregnancy.  Since it sounds like your friend is not ready to be a parent since she’s recently had an abortion, she should start a method of birth control to PREVENT pregnancy.  Teen Matters and the Health Department offers FREE birth control and Plan B for teens.  We hope to see her soon.

Question from May 17, 2016

I saw my period the 11th of may 2016 and finish 14 of may 2016 I had sex the 16 and the condom bruse can I get pregnant

ANSWER:  Yes.  Anytime a person has sex without a condom or the condom breaks there is a chance a pregnancy could happen.  If you are on birth control, that chance is much smaller.  If you are not on a method of birth control, you should take Plan B to prevent a pregnancy.  You have 5 days after the condom breaking to take it, but the sooner you take it the better.  If you are going to be sexually active and not on birth control, it would be best for you to start using a method of birth control to help prevent pregnancy.  Teen Matters and your local Health Department have FREE Plan B and birth control for teens.  We hope to see you soon.

Question from May 14, 2016

I had unprotected sex on April 24th 2016 at 2am in the morning i should have came on my period may 2nd i took a pregnancy test Friday the 13th it was positive so did i get pregnant on April 24th or before then

ANSWER:  If you had unprotected sex before April 24th, you could have become pregnant any time after your last period. There may be no way to tell the exact date you became pregnant.  If you decide to continue the pregnancy, you will need to visit an obstetrician.  They may be able to give you a better idea of when you became pregnant.

Question from April 30, 2016

Hello I have a concern. I got my very first depo provera shot on 4/21. That the was the same day my period ended. I had sex with my boyfriend yesterday and he finished inside me four times. Was the depo shot in full effect? Will I become pregnant or am I safe?

ANSWER:  Hi. Depo becomes fully effective after 7 days.  So you became protected on April 28th.  Keep in mind that abstinence is the only 100% sure way to not get pregnant. So, if you are having unprotected sex, there is always a chance you could become pregnant.  Although, that chance is less than 1% since you are on depo.

Question from April 30, 2016

I was on depo shot on got off in July didn’t have a period until dec31-jan4 then it came on in April 25,26,and27 what’s wrong

ANSWER:  It can sometimes take up to a year for periods to become normal again after stopping depo.  This is a common side effect, but nothing is wrong.  Wait a few more months and you will probably start to notice your periods becoming more regular.

Question from April 26, 2016

I had the implanon implant for 3 years and 8 months. Never had a period the whole time. Got it removed august of 2015. Had a period in September and 2 in October and 2 in November had 3 days of spotting in December and haven’t had anything since then. Now it’s Almost may and still no period. All home pregnancy test say negative. What could be wrong?

ANSWER:  What you are experiencing is not uncommon for many people who used a birth control method that caused their periods to stop.  So, you may continue to experience irregular periods for the next several months, but this does not mean anything is wrong.  It may take several months to a year before your period returns to normal as your body adjusts to not having the hormones from the implant.  Keep in mind, that if you are having unprotected sex and not using another method of birth control, you could become pregnant at anytime, even if you are not having a regular period.

Question from April 24, 2016

I recently just receive my first depo shot. Before that I was on the pill. I received the shot on day 3 of my period and then had unprotected sex 8 days later. Was the depo working by then?

Yes, the depo shot takes 7 days to start protecting against pregnancy. Since you had sex on the 8th day, the shot was effective by then.

Question from April 24, 2016

Hi. My boyfriend gave me finger penetration two days after I got the depo provera shot. Will that have any affect on the medication from working? I have four days left before the shot takes full effect.

ANSWER:  Hi.  No, that will not have any effect on the shot working.  It will still be effective 7 days after getting the shot.

Question from April 23, 2016

Hello, I got on depo provera two day ago. I masturbated the day after I got the shot. Is it possible for the medication to have been released from my body after I had masturbated? How long do I have to wait for shot to take effect? I got on the shot the day after my period.

ANSWER:  Hi.   Masturbation doesn’t have any effects on your depo shot.  The shot takes 7 days to become effective, so you have to wait 5 more days for the shot to begin protecting you from pregnancy.

Question from April 11, 2016

I took a pregnancy test and I saw a very faint line or atleast i feel i did but after the past time it dissapeared . when should I take another one?

ANSWER:  If there was a line, even a faint one, after the amount of time needed for the test to give a result, then you may be pregnant.  If there was no line there after the time needed for the result you are likely not pregnant.  If you only saw the line while the test was running, you just may have seen the urine moving up the result window.  You can always take another at home test to be sure or you can come to Teen Matters or your local Health Department.

Question from April 10, 2016

I had my implant out on March 3,2016 Ever since I token it out I been having alot of sex with my partner, Still no period and been having alot of nausea during the night time is this a sign of pregnancy.?

ANSWER:  Since you are not on birth control, then there is a chance you could be pregnant.  The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from April 9, 2016

My partner and I had unprotected sex yesterday and he did his business inside of me. I got on the nexplanon 7 days ago should I be worried about getting pregnant? Or take a plan B pill?

ANSWER:  If you had sex before the 7th day after getting the Nexplanon, there is a chance you could become pregnant. It would be best for you to get Plan B within 5 days to prevent pregnancy.  It works best within the first 3 days.   Plan B can be purchased from your local pharmacy or provided for free at Teen Matters or your local Health Department.

Question from April 7, 2016

I received the Nexplanon recently and the steri strips are falling off. It hasn’t been 3 days yet so should I put a band aid over the site?

ANSWER:  Yes, you can put a band-aid over the insertion site for the last day or two.

Question from April 6, 2016

hello, im a little concern, i was currently on the depo than i missed my appointment to get another one i started to bleed for about a couple weeks than bleeding stop after that me and my partner had unprotected sex i dont know if im pregnant or not im thinking its too early to find out

ANSWER:  Hi.  If you have still not gotten your depo shot, then it is possible you could become pregnant.  A pregnancy test is accurate about 2 weeks after conception.  Take a test 2 weeks after the last time you had sex.  It would be best if you could be abstinent (not have sex) until you take the test so that your result will be accurate.  If it is negative, come back in as soon as possible to get restarted on birth control.

Question from April 4, 2016

How can I get a birth control shot?

ANSWER:  All you have to do is come to your local Health Department or Teen Clinic and let them know that you want to get the shot. That’s it!  It’s very simple and all services are FREE for teens!  If you have any other questions call or text your nearest clinic.  We hope to hear from you soon.

Question from April 3, 2016

I got the depo provera shot Monday and with in the 7 day window, I had unprotected sex. Was I protected by then?

ANSWER:  Since it takes Depo 7 days to provide pregnancy prevention, if you had unprotected sex before 7 days, then you were not protected at that time and may be at risk for pregnancy.  If the unprotected sex happened within the last 5 days, you can come in Monday for Plan B, which may help prevent pregnancy. Plan B is free for teens at Teen Matters and your local Health Department.

Question from March 27, 2016

I have been on nexplanon for about a year and a half. I recently have been experiencing dizziness and migraines. I went to my local health department, where I received the implant, and was told that in order to remove it that it would cost around $400. Is that accurate or is there another place to remove it without that amount of money?

ANSWER: If the Implant is causing you medical issues, we can generally remove it for no cost.   Call the Health Department again and let them know about the problems you are having, if you didn’t mention it to them the first time. If you are able to speak to a Nurse Practitioner (the person who put the Implant in) that would be best so that you can explain to her what is going on.

Question from March 22, 2016

Hi. I am very interested in getting the Explain birth control implant because it seems really convientent but everything I read online seems to be very negative experiences. Does your clinic still recommend it and if I do decide to come in and get it can i have it removed if the experience is horrible?

ANSWER: Hi. If you are talking about the Nexplanon Implant, then yes we do have it. It is very convenient, and most of our patients are very happy with it. The most common side effect is irregular periods, but that typically goes away after a few months. Plus, we can help people if they do have irregular bleeding. If you are having a bad experience, we can remove it, but we encourage people try it for at least a six months before having it removed. If you have any other questions, call or text your nearest clinic.

Question from February 14, 2016

Hi I had sex on the 27th December 15 I started spotting for 10 days and then it stopped and I not seen anything since and I had the depo in February 15 February 16 so it’s now being a year since my first only depo shot and I through you spot then your period should follow but ive not seen any thing since I’m just a little confused help me please and spoke to my nurse and she said that the depo is fully out off my system now thanks

ANSWER: Hi. Many women have spotting instead of regular period from time to time or may miss a period for unknown reasons. It is probably true that the depo is out of your system which means that you are not protected against pregnancy right now. If you have not had a period since December, there is a possibility that you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure would be to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, you would need to see a doctor to find out why your periods have stopped.

Question from February 12, 2016

I had an implant last year on the 22 of June and around September last year my periods stopped and now I am having the sicknesses of nuesea, dizziness, backaches, headaches, stomach cramps and I feel sleepy at times but all these sicknesses started after my last unprotected sex intercourse which was last week Thursday… Are there any chances of being pregnant or it’s just the side effects of an implanon?

ANSWER: There is always a chance pregnancy could happen if you have unprotected sex, but since you are on the implant, that chance is extremely small. In addition, if you did become pregnancy just last week, you would probably not be having any symptoms at this point. It’s hard to say exactly what could be causing the symptoms. It could be hormonal changes in your body related to the implant or you could have a slight cold or virus that may be making you feel sick. If you are worried about pregnancy, take a pregnancy 2 weeks after your last unprotected sex for an accurate result. If you are not feeling better in another week or so, you may want to see a doctor.

Question from February 9, 2016

Hello, I just turned 20.. But I have a rash on my thigh that is spreading to other parts of my body. Am I still able to come in and get checked? Thank you very much!!

ANSWER: Hi. We generally only see patients up to age 19 at our Teen Clinics, but you are welcomed to visit one of the Main Health Departments. We may not be able to help you with the rash. Call your nearest clinic to speak with a nurse about how we may be able to help.

Question from February 3, 2016

I didnt have my debo shot shot since August. And im still not bleeding what does that means

ANSWER: This means that your body is still adjusting to not having the depo in your system anymore. It can sometimes take a year for a person’s periods to become normal again after stopping the depo shot. If you are using another method of birth control like the Implant or IUD, missed or irregular periods are common side effects just like with the shot. Keep in the mind that just because you are not having a period doesn’t mean that you cannot become pregnant. If you don’t want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control.

Question from February 2, 2016

HI I had my menstrual on the 3rd of January and it ended on the 7th had intercourse on the 17th ovulation day then I was supposed to get my period again on the 31 of January but no sign of it could I be pregnant

ANSWER: Hi.  Anytime you have unprotected sex, you could become pregnant, especially if you are not on a method of birth control. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests give accurate results about 2 weeks after conception. You could take one now and it should give you an accurate result. If you do not want to be a parent yet, it would be best for you to start using a method of birth control if you are not already. Teen Matters offers free pregnancy tests and birth control.

Question from January 31, 2016

Hi! I have been on Orsythia birth control for about a year and half now but I think I want to switch to the implant, that way I don’t have to worry about forgetting to take my pill everyday. Can I come in anytime to switch?

ANSWER: Hi! Yes, you can switch to the Implant at any time. Call or text your nearest to clinic to make sure a Nurse Practitioner will be available to insert the implant. Some clinics only have a Nurse Practitioner available on certain days.

Question from January 26, 2016

If I am 16 years of age can I come in without a parent and get birth control? Cause I’m not ready to tell my mom or dad I’m sexually active with my boyfriend.

ANSWER: Yes, you are able to come get any services you need at Teen Matters or the Health Department without parent permission or notification. We do encourage you to talk to your parents about what is going on in your life, but they do not have to come with you.

Question from January 25, 2016

I had unprotected sex 7 days before my due date of my inserted implant can i be pregnant

ANSWER: If you were not using another birth control method at the time you had sex, then it is possible you could have become pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from January 23, 2016

I Am 17. I recently lost my virginity 3 weeks ago and used a condom. I recently started having cramps and I go to the bathroom theirs no period. When I went to the bathroom and whipped I saw a pinkish color after whipping it was only a little, but it wasn’t my period.

ANSWER: It sounds like what you are experiencing is spotting or a very light period. This happens from time to time for most women. If you used a condom during sex, then it is unlikely that you are pregnant or came into contact with and STD, which can sometimes cause spotting. If the spotting continues or if you notice if happens after sex, come in for a checkup. If you are not on a method of birth control and do not want to be pregnant, Teen Matters and your local Health Department offers FREE birth control for teens.

Question from January 23, 2016

Hi I’ve been on the Implanon birth control for almost 3 years now, and I’m worried that it may not be working and I may be pregnant. I’ve been having regular periods for almost 5 months now and recently my long term boyfriend and I have had a lot of unprotected sex for two weeks and each time he ejacualted inside me. And during that two week span I got my period for almost a week. And a week after my period I started spotting and having mild cramps for just a few days. Is it possible I’m pregnant??

ANSWER: Hi. As long as the date to have your Implanon replaced has not passed, you are still protected from pregnancy. Many women start to experience abnormal periods as it gets closer to the end of the 3rd year, but they are still at a VERY low risk of pregnancy. So while it is always possible to become pregnant if you are having sex, the chances of you being pregnancy are extremely small. If you are worried about pregnancy, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure. If the bleeding starts to last for more than a week, come in to see a nurse to discuss options to help with the bleeding.

Question from January 13, 2016

I have been on the Nexplanon for about 18 months. Last night I had intercourse using a condom that ended up breaking. I had started my period the day before yesterday. Is it safe for me to take the plan b pill?

ANSWER:  I apologize for the late response.  We were having some technical difficulties with the website.  Since you are already on Nexplanon, you do not need Plan B.  Birth control methods like Nexplanon are meant to protect you from pregnancy even if a person has unprotected sex or the condom breaks.

Question from December 28, 2015

Hi, I’m 18 and I had sex the day I stopped my period. the condom broke In the middle of sex, within 30 mins of the condom breaking I took the morning after pill. I’ve been having side effects. It’s been 2 days for a better chance of not being pregnant should I get on birth control. And would it help?

ANSWER: Hi. Since you took Plan B so soon after the condom broke, the chances of you becoming pregnant are extremely small. You may have some side effects from the Plan B, but they should pass soon. Starting birth control now would not help prevent a pregnancy from this particular incident (although Plan B will), but it would be best for you to start a method of birth control to prevent pregnancy in the future. Using birth control would greatly reduce the chance that you will become pregnant during sex. Teen Matters offers FREE pregnancy test, Plan B and birth control. Come see us soon to talk about your options.

Question from December 19, 2015

I’m 20 years old I am on the birth control implant I have not had a period since I got the rod i just had unprotected sex two days in a row I just started getting weird feeling in my stomach out of no wear is it possible I could get pregnant at all Plz Help

ANSWER: The implant is very effective at preventing pregnancy so the chances of you being pregnant are extremely small. People do sometimes experience mild cramping with or without bleeding while on the implant. That could be the sensation that you are feeling. If you begin to notice more cramping or bleeding only after sex, that could be a sign of infection and you should come in for a check up.  If you are worried about pregnancy, you could always take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Question from December 16, 2015

In April I had sex I got my period every month but in June i noticed I had gained a couple pounds and I only got my period for three days and now I have a dark line going from my belly button to my pubical area. Did I have a miss carriage?

ANSWER: If you have had a period every month since you had sex, it is highly unlikely that you were pregnant. Although your period was shorter in June, you still had a period which is good sign that you were not pregnant. The dark line you noticed may be due the weight gain you mentioned. The only way to know if you had a miscarriage would be to talk with a doctor. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using a method of birth control. Teen Matters has FREE birth control. Come in soon to talk about your options.

Question from December 13, 2015

I got my nexplanon removed November 30.. should I still have cycle?? Then it like my something in the inside of my stomach jumps time to time .my boyfriend n I been having unprotected sex since, I had my birth control removed. I took three pregnancy tests, all of them said negative. I told I needed too wait until January too take a test.. is that true???

ANSWER:   It may take some time for your body to readjust to not having the Nexplanon. This could cause your period to be irregular for a few months, but this does not mean you cannot get pregnant. It is possible that you could become pregnant at any time now that you are not on birth control. It can take two weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to give a positive result. Wait two weeks after unprotected sex, then take the pregnancy test. But keep in mind that if you and your boyfriend are having sex often, there is no way to tell which encounter you may become pregnant from, and the tests may or may not be accurate. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control.

Question from December 1, 2015

Hello
I was late like a couple of days and i had gone to my doctor to see if i was pregnant and they took a pregnancy test and it came out negative but they said that it could be too early so i went a few days later later and they took another test and it came out negative as well
they said that i me being late could be normal due to stress or moving or change in diet so i asked if they could give me birth control and they did. They gave me and implant that lasts three months a day after i had unprotected sex and now i am two weeks late. Is there a good chance that i could be pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. It can take about 2 weeks after conception for the test to give an accurate result. It sounds like it has been about 2 weeks since you had unprotected sex, so if you take one now your result will be accurate. If the test is still negative, then you are not pregnant even if you haven’t had a period. I’m not sure if they gave you the depo shot that last 3 months or the implant that lasts 3 years, but both of those birth control methods have the side effect of missed or irregular periods. You may notice that you will not have a regular period or a period at all while using this type of birth control. That is normal and does not mean you are pregnant.

Question from November 30, 2015

So std testing is completely free? I just want to get checked just in case and I don’t want my parents to know or for it to show up on our insurance

ANSWER: If you are under 20 and have not had an STD test before, then they are FREE at Teen Matters. Most Health Departments also perform free STD tests for teens, but you may want to call in advance to check. We do not file insurance, so you won’t have to worry about it showing up on your parent’s insurance. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information or to make an appointment.

Question from November 30, 2015

am 18 years old with a history of weird menstrual cycles. I have been irregular for a couple years but now i have a period every month. On November 13 i had unprotected sex no birth control at all. I took an emergency contraception pill a few hours later. My cycle came on at least that’s what i think on November 26-27. The first day i was really crampy but it went away. I have been super moody and had extreme back pain along with fatigue that has changed me . I am over weight and i took the emergency contraception Take Action. I read that it doesnt work but should i rule out pregnancy now that i have a period

ANSWER:   The only way to know for sure if you are not pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Emergency Contraception does work very well, and it is not necessarily true that it didn’t work for you because you are overweight. Visit your nearest clinic for a pregnancy test and to start a method of birth control, so that you won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant before you are ready.

Question from November 24, 2015

i had the nexplanon inserted on the 9th had unprotected sex on 19 could i be pregnant?

ANSWER: Any time a person has unprotected sex, there is a chance they could become pregnant. The Nexplanon starts protecting against pregnancy after 7 days and is one of the most effective forms of birth control. Since it had been more that 7 days by the 19th, you were protected from pregnancy and the chances of you being pregnant are extremely small.

Question from November 24, 2015

Ok so me and my boyfriend had anal sex I was on top and he said he was gonna cum and I got up and he covered his dick really fast and he doesn’t think that any got on me but I am still freaking out cuz he wasn’t 100% sure that he didn’t cum inside of me and if he did I was scared that it would run out and go in my vagina but he said he didn’t vum is side of me and I’m just freaking out this happend 3 days ago I am not on birth control or anything like that and he didn’t have a condom on and I’m scared to tell my mom cuz she will freak and I can’t get pregnancy tester cuz I will have to ask my mom to and I just don’t know what to do plz plz help me

ANSWER: You can come to your nearest Health Department or Teen Clinic for a pregnancy test. It would be best for you to start a method of birth control, so that you won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant before you are ready. Please come in a soon as possible.

Question from November 15, 2015

I haven’t had a period in 6 months and I have just started the pill 4days ago I had unprotected sex yesterday and now I’m worried I could get pregnant however I assumed I was fine as I haven’t had an period in the previous months so I must not have ovulated in 6months? Therefore am I not protected straight away due to the pill?

ANSWER: Just because you haven’t had a period does not necessarily mean you are not ovulating. It takes the pill 7 days to start preventing pregnancy. Since you had unprotected sex before taking the pill 7 days, there is a possibility you could become pregnant. It would be best for you to take Plan B to help prevent pregnancy while you pills are still taking effect. Plan B can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Teen Matters offers FREE Plan B. Come see us ASAP.

Question from November 13, 2015

I am 18 days late used condom correctly.
No tear or break.
I have had dizziness nauseous headaches. Light headed. Cramps and backaches.
Negative test.
What could be going on.

ANSWER:  There could be many things that are going on. If you are on a method of birth control like the implant, the depo shot or the IUD, missed or irregular periods are a normal side effect. If you are not on birth control, there could be other reasons you have missed your period. It would be best for you to come into the clinic to speak with a nurse.

Question from November 12, 2015

How long does it take for the implant Nexplanon to prevent against pregnancy?

ANSWER: It takes 7 days for the Implant to become effective and prevent pregnancy.

Question from November 10, 2015

I was on birth control pills for 2 month then I stopped it on August 24 then September 6 I had some brown thing coming out and then I got my period on October 10 and now I didn’t get my period so what shell I do

ANSWER: The brown substance you saw is called spotting. It’s basically a very light period. Since you have stopped using your birth control, your period may be irregular for a few months. You are also at risk for pregnancy if you are having sex. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would best for you to start using birth control again. Come in to the clinic for a pregnancy test and to talk about your birth control options.

Question from November 9, 2015

I have a question about my birth control. I missed Saturday’s pill and I took it Sunday morning along with Sunday pill. Well when I woke up Sunday I had bled through the night I’m still bleeding even though I took today pill regular. But I always has sex on Saturday morning

ANSWER: Sometimes missing even one pill can throw off the hormones in your body.   This may have caused your period to start earlier than normal. Continue to finish this pack and hopefully during the next pack your period will be back to normal. If you notice that you continue to have bleeding after sex, that could be a sign of an infection and you should come in for testing.

Question from November 9, 2015

I had sexual intercourse with my friend on September 13. Then I had sexual intercourse with a guy I was interested in on September 20. My last period ended around September 20. I am about 7 weeks pregnant. Who is more likely the father of my child?

ANSWER: The only sure way to find out who is the father is with a paternity test. You will have to wait until your nurse or doctor says it is safe to do any kind of paternity test. You may want to make both guys aware of the situation but let them know you would like to do a paternity test as soon as your doctor says it is ok.

Question from November 7, 2015

I been on bc about 4 months then like da beggnof sept i stopped taking them cuz i wasnt sexually active. I had already came on for September then i had sex sept 27, and came on again on da 29-3 n i guess tht was for Oct? Then I had sex again oct 24 n he ejaculated in me. Now its nov 7 and i have been bleeding but i think its my period because its heavy could i still be preganant?

ANSWER: If you are having a normal to heavy flow period then you are most likely not pregnant. The best thing to do is to not have unprotected sex until you have started on birth control again and it needs at least a week to 10 days to be active in your system. An at home pregnancy test takes two weeks after unprotected sex to be accurate so if you are still concerned you can always call the clinic and we can schedule a time for the nurse to test you. If you find it hard to remember your pills there are other, longer lasting birth control options that we can discuss with you as well.

Question from November 7, 2015

Hi! I got my first depo shot last Oct 14 and I was due for my period that day as well. My cycle is usually reagular. Nurses took a pregnancy test before the shot and It was negative. I had intercourse 2 days before I got my depo shot. The week after, (Oct 22) I got my period. Am I safe from preganany? Thank you.

ANSWER: If you had unprotected sex before you got your first shot, it normally takes a week to 10 days for birth control to take effect in your system. It usually takes two weeks after unprotected sex for an at home pregnancy test to be accurate. The fact that had your period on the 22nd means that it is unlikely that you are pregnant but you may want to be tested again just to be sure.

Question from November 5, 2015

I have not had a period since September 26th and I have not had sex until October 24th, yes unprotected. I have not had a period since September and I was wondering if I could be pregnant is it to early to test?

ANSWER: Anytime you have unprotected sex you can become pregnant. It is not too early to test, most home pregnancy tests will be accurate two weeks after having unprotected sex. If you are unable to get a home test, you can come into Teen Matters and be tested for free and if the test is negative we can start you on birth control if you are interested. If the test is positive we can give you more information about your options going forward.

Question from November 5, 2015

Hi i had my 1st depo shot on 5th august was due for my 2nd on 3rd of november but i didnt go in fhor it… i had unprotected sex last night can i fall pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi.  If the 2nd or 3rd was the first day you were able to get your depo shot, you are still protected from pregnancy. If it was the last day for you to get your shot, you are no longer protected from pregnancy and it possible you could become pregnant. Come in to the clinic ASAP to get your next shot and, if needed, Plan B.

Question from November 1, 2015

I went to planned parenthood a week ago to get on birth control pills & the doctor told me to start the Sunday of the week I get my period & I got my period today Saturday October 31 & I had unprotected sex & I want to take a plan b pill. After taking the plan b pill should I still start my birth control pills or will that be bad?

ANSWER: You can take Plan B and your birth control at the same time. It would be best for you to go ahead and start your birth control so that it will have time to start working for the future and to take Plan B to help prevent a pregnancy from Saturday.

Question from October 30, 2015

Can someone come into the clinic regarding concerns about breast pain?

ANSWER: We can do breast exams and possibly answer questions you may have about breast pain. If the case is more complicated, we may have to refer the person to a doctor.

Question from October 29, 2015

If I gave birth vaginaly on August 25.15 when am I supposed to have my first period , I didn’t wit the whole 6 weeks after birth , n I still haven’t started . I’ve dine test every week n they all come out negative is there a chance I can be pregnant but to soon to tell my last unprotected sex was 10-20-15 and Evey day before that ..

ANSWER: It takes about 2 weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to give a positive result, so it is possible that it still too early to tell. It would be best for you to follow up with your doctor if you have more questions about your period. You can also come in to the Health Department or Teen Matters for a pregnancy test. Since you have just recently given birth it would be best for you to start a method of birth control. It would be better for your body to wait a few years before having your next child.

Question from October 25, 2015

I am on the depo shot and I still have periods but they are irregular.. I had my period Oct. 15- Oct. 21st.. on the 22nd my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex but he didn’t ejaculate in me.. 3 days later (the 25th) I woke up and I was bleeding “down there”.. does this mean I could be pregnant or is the bleeding just a depo side effect?

ANSWER: If you are not late for your next depo shot, then you are protected from pregnancy. The bleeding is just a side effect of the depo. Over time, the irregular bleeding may become less frequent or you may stop having periods which is a normal side effect of the depo shot.

Question from October 21, 2015

I got my Nexplanon Implant removed on August 28,2015. It was inserted in July of 2014. (So i had it in 1yr1month). I then had what i thought was a period on October 1 through the 3rd 2015. It was three days long, pink in color. Every test that i took has come back negative. Am i pregnant? Am i testing too early? Whats going on?

ANSWER: It may take a few months for the hormones from your Nexplanon to totally leave your body. So you may experience irregular or very light periods for a few months. The period that you had was just a very light period. It does not necessarily mean you are pregnant, but if you have been having unprotected sex, then you could become pregnant at any time. It takes about 2 weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to show a positive result. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using a another method of birth control.

Question from October 20, 2015

I’ve been on birth control pills for the past 4 years. I started taking them for extreme cramps. I would like to consider the other options available. Do any altertanitves affect cramps too?

ANSWER:  The vaginal ring is one other type of birth control that can also help make period cramps better. The implant and depo shot may also have the same effect if you do not have a period while taking them, but it is not guaranteed that this will happen. Come in to speak with a nurse who will be able to give you more information on what birth control method would be best for you to try.

Question from October 17, 2015

I seen my period sept 20 and i had unprotected sex two days after and now i have been spotting since it is on and off could i be pregnant

ANSWER: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant, especially if you are not on a method of birth control. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. The spotting that you are having could be a very light period. This is not uncommon especially if you are on a method of birth control like the implant, IUD or depo shot. If you are not on a method of birth control, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control so that you won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant before you’re ready. Teen Matters offers free pregnancy test and birth control. We hope to see you soon.

Question from October 16, 2015

So I had unprotected sex the very first day of my period. My boyfriend ejaculated in me. I have pretty regular periods. My period comes every 26 days and last 5 days. I got really paranoid and decided and take plan b about 2 days later(52 hours to be exactly) what are the chances of me being pregnant? I’m getting really worried because my boobs are feeling really heavy and I never remember them looking bigger from previous symptoms that I’ve had. Plus now my period is a day late. Freaking out. Help please

ANSWER: Since you took Plan B within 5 days, there is a good chance that it helped prevent a pregnancy, but it is not guaranteed. Since your period if only a day late, wait a few more days to see if it starts. If it starts, then you are likely not pregnant. If it has not started in a week, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control so that you won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant before you’re ready. Teen Matters offers free pregnancy test and birth control. We hope to see you soon.

Question from October 14, 2015

Only the tip went in, and we had a condom on, and he didnt cum. It only lasted 10 seconds if even. Im scared about being pregnant. It might sound ridiculous but I always talk myself into something being wrong. Is there any way?

ANSWER: The fact that you all used a condom and he did not ejaculate inside of you is a very good indication that you did not get pregnant. It would highly unlikely that a pregnancy would happen in this situation. Using a reliable method of birth control like the pill, the shot, the implant or the IUD would help protect you from pregnancy in the future and help you not have to worry so much about becoming pregnant. Teen Matters and the Health Department offer FREE birth control to teens. Come see us soon!

Question from October 14, 2015

Hi . I had sex a week ago, does This mean I’m sexually active?

ANSWER: Once someone has had sex, they are considered sexually active. Although you could make the choice to become abstinent again, which is choosing not to have sex.

Question from October 13, 2015

So its been two weeks and three days after I had sex. I’ve gained 6 pounds and I’ve had weird symptoms, at this point I don’t know what to think.

ANSWER: The symptoms that you are experiencing could be from a number of things. If you are worried about pregnancy, the only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from October 11, 2015

I am 15 years old (16 in 2 months) and i have been considering the iud birth control. But the research that i’ve found suggests that it isnt “safe” for females who havent had children because of risks of it coming out. Suggestions?

ANSWER: The IUD is safe for any female of any age whether they have had a baby or not. We have very highly skilled Nurse Practitioners who are able to safely insert the IUD. There is not a very high risk of the IUD coming out. We also have the Implant, which is a 3 year birth control that is inserted into the arm. Call or text your nearest clinic for more information or to make an appointment.

Question from October 11, 2015

My period on Sept 29,2015 and went off on Oct 1,2015 is it possible that I could be pregnant. I’ve never had this happen before

ANSWER: It sounds like you just had a period that maybe was a little shorter than usual. The fact that you had a period is a good sign that you are not pregnant. If you are worried about pregnancy, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control.

Question from October 11, 2015

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, and I think I was ovulating. He pulled out about seven minutes before ejaculation. Please tell me my chances of pregnancy is low. I’m not on any other form of birth control.

ANSWER: Anytime a person has unprotected sex, there is chance pregnancy could happen. Since he did not ejaculate inside of you, the chances are a little less. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. If you don’t want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control.

Question from October 11, 2015

i had sex september 30th i havent got.my period and its october 10th i took plan b the day after i had sex.im scared i.could be pregnat im not prepared for a child nor dp my parents know im sexualy active plz help im so scared

ANSWER: The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Since you took Plan B the day after, there is good chance that it did work to prevent pregnancy, but it is not guaranteed. Come in for a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control, so that you won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant before you are ready.

Question from October 10, 2015

I’m on the depo shot and I’m still bleeding and spotting for example I’m spotting now and I recently hours ago had I prosecuted sex and I’m unsure on whether I should take the plan b pill to prevent me from being pregnant or what I should do

ANSWER: One of the side effects of the depo shot is irregular bleeding. This could last for several months after starting depo, but should get better over time. So the spotting that you are experiencing is a normal side effect. If you are up to date on your depo, there is no need to take Plan B.  If you notice you are only bleeding or spotting after sex, that could be a sign of infection.  If that is the case, you should come in for a check up.

Question from October 9, 2015

I used depo for first time after that I off it off date was August 15 now I want to get pregent I haven’t used any birth control method what I should do ?

ANSWER: Teen Matter does not give advice on how to start a pregnancy. If you need advice on becoming pregnant, you should talk with a doctor.

Question from October 8, 2015

Hi,I using nordette pills for almost two years.Lastmonth(September)I changed my pills too microgynon and take it until September 27,(last pills)I expecting that I have a period after two days..but I didn’t have a period until now..and I having sex with my partner last September 28,and October 1,and 4..Is it safe or I got pregnant?
Thanks

ANSWER: Hi.  If you have been taking your pills every day, then the chances of you being pregnant are very small. Also since you did have a period, even if it was later than usual, that is also a good sign that you are not pregnant. If you are worried about pregnancy, you could always take a pregnancy to be sure. Be sure to continue to take your new pills every day. Because it is a different type, your body may need time to adjust and your periods may be different from what you’re used to. If you are no longer taking your pills, you do run the risk of becoming pregnant at anytime now.

Question from October 6, 2015

I got my first Depo shot on September 4th the first day of my period. I had unprotected sex on September 11th, 25th and October 4th. My periods usually come between the 1st-6th of the month and it hasn’t came. I’ve really never had regular cycles sometimes I do sometimes I don’t. but Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER: One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods. Since you waited a week before having sex after getting your first shot, the chances of you being pregnant are extremely small. Many people who use depo do not have periods or only experience occasional periods or spotting. If you are still worried about being pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Question from October 3, 2015

My name is f….. I used depo for a first time then I don’t used any protection method with my partner I have irregular period now I want to get pregent can I used oral conception tables to get regular period and to get baby ? Plz help me

ANSWER: One of the side effects of the depo shot is irregular periods. It can take several months after stopping depo for your periods to return to normal. Depending on when your last depo shot was, you may or may not be able to start pills now. If you have questions about becoming pregnant, you need to contact a doctor.

Question from October 3, 2015

My last period was August 26th, 2015. I am never late and I am now 10 days late. Have take 4 pregnancy tests, all negative? Could I still be pregnant and when should I test again?

ANSWER: If you are on a method of birth control such as the implant, the IUD or the depo shot, missed or irregular periods are a common side effect. If you are not on birth control, you could become pregnant at anytime, but a pregnancy test would only be positive about 2 weeks after conception. Take another test two weeks after the last time you had sex. If it has already been more than 2 weeks and the test is still negative, you may have missed your period for another reason. Many women will miss a period from time to time; even those who are not usually late. If you continue to miss your periods, you may need to see a doctor.

Question from October 2, 2015

Hi. My last regular period was july 29 i had intercourse aug 4 then i jad brown discharged aug 28 i never had that before, never hot my period last september. Did sonogram two weeks ago neg. could i still be pregnant? Thank you

ANSWER: Hi. If you are on a method of birth control like the implant, the depo shot or the IUD, missed periods, irregular periods, and spotting are common side effects. If you are not on birth control, taking a pregnancy test would be a good next step to find out if you are pregnant or not. If you continue to miss your periods, you may need to visit a gynecologist for more additional testing.

Question from October 1, 2015

I had my implant removed on the 3rd of August and had my period on the 5th which finished on the 10th. I had a light bleed on the 27th and it stopped on the 30th of august . Still haven’t heard a period after that took 2 home tests and they were negative. What could be the problem.

ANSWER: It may take a few months for your body to adjust from having your Nexplanon out. If you were not having regular periods on you Nexplanon, you may continue to have irregular periods for a few months. But this does not mean you cannot become pregnant. If you do not want to be pregnant, then you should start another method of birth control as soon as possible.

Question from September 30, 2015

If I seen my period for March but didn’t see no period for April when did I get pregnant I pretty much know my body very well my period never ever be late if anything it my from time to time come early but April the 1st I didn’t see my period but March I had my normal cycle when did I get pregnant .

ANSWER: The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. If you haven’t done that already, you should take one to be sure. There could be other reasons you have missed your period. If you are pregnant, only a doctor can tell you when you may have become pregnant. You should also be seeing a doctor if you are pregnant to make sure you and the baby are healthy.

Question from September 27, 2015

My last period was Aug. 3rd. I got the depo shot for the first time Aug13th. I didn’t receive my period on the 30th of aug. Now its September 27th and I’m spotting or going to have my period is this normal. I have been sexually active since the shot. But my nerves are a little bad because I never missed a period plus I didn’t think that it will take my period so fast. What is going on with me ?

ANSWER: One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods. The missed period in August and the spotting in September is a result of the depo. Since you have not have sex since getting the shot, you don’t have to worry about pregnancy. If you continue on the depo shot, you may not have a period for several months at a time. This is normal and there is no need to worry.

Question from September 26, 2015

Hi my name is s____ and i have been very concerned about me being pregnant on nexplanon. I have had this implant in for almost seven months now. My last full period i had received was in the second week of july. I had unprotected sex one day with my partner and he came in me by accident in the ending month of july into august. Since then i have been spotting and getting these uncommon symptoms that i was told i shouldn’t receive. I have gotten lower back pains in the second week of august followed by dizziness, lack of appetite, my body had gotten really hot like i had a body fever, my right side was hurting for a week and two days nonstop, heavy cramps in my stomach, feeling of vomiting, and pains surging in the tip of my right shoulder stomach and side. I have tooken a pregnancy test i have gotten from the dollar store but it showed up negative. Could i be pregnant even though my test showed negative?

ANSWER: Hi. The Nexplanon is very effective a preventing pregnancy, so the chances of you being pregnant are very, very small. Many people who use Nexplanon have missed or irregular periods. The spotting that you are experiencing is an expected side effect of the implant. The other symptoms you are experiencing could be caused by many things, but are probably unrelated to the implant. The pregnancy test results that you have gotten are more than likely accurate and you are not pregnant.

Question from September 26, 2015

I had sex on july 28 2015 how far along should i be

ANSWER: Only a doctor could tell you how far along you are. If you think you may be pregnant, take a pregnancy test to be sure. If it is positive, you need to visit an obstetrician to get prenatal care.

Question from September 25, 2015

I had unprotected sex 4-5 days before getting my birth control implant removed. Is it possible that I am pregnant ?

ANSWER: Because sperm can live inside the body for a few days and you are able to get pregnant as soon as the implant comes out, there is a small chance you could become pregnant. The only way to know for sure would be to take a pregnancy test.

Question from September 24, 2015

Hi, I’m 15 and I just had sex for the first time about a month and a half ago. It was protected sex, we used a condom. After that, I did get my period that month. I also got my period the month after that. But I’ve been looking things up online and I think I’m just being paranoid because my mind keeps telling me I could be pregnant and that everything will go downhill. Am I pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi.  Since you have had 2 periods, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. You made a good decision by deciding to use condoms which provide great protection against pregnancy and STDs. If you are going to continue to have sex, it would be best for you to start a method of birth control so that you can worry less about pregnancy. If it would make you feel better, you could always take a pregnancy test. Teen Matter offers FREE pregnancy tests and birth control. Come see us soon!

Question from September 24, 2015

Hi i took my nexplanon off Aug24,2015 and i found out i was pregnant on Sep15,15 how does that work?? how many weeks am i? I didnt have sex with my husband for that hole week off August that i took it off because he was out of town working. please i will like to know.

ANSWER: Hi. You are able to become pregnant immediately after the Nexplanon is taken out. As soon as it is removed, you no longer have protection from pregnancy. So you became pregnant sometime between having it taken out and September 15th. Only a doctor would be able to estimate how far along you are.

Question from September 23, 2015

I am taking my birth control regularly, but today me and my partner had unprotected sex and i noticed I started to bleed, I was 2 1/2 hours late taking my third placebo pill, which is usually around the time I get my period. Am I going to get pregnant?

ANSWER:   Since you had not missed any of your active pills, you are likely not pregnant. The bleeding you saw was probably your period, especially since it was around the same time your periods usually start. The placebo pills do not have any hormones in them; they are only there to help you keep track of when you should take your pills. Therefore, missing or taking a placebo pill late will not affect the effectiveness of the birth control.

Question from September 22, 2015

Hi i just wanna ask if is it safe to have intercourse during your period? We had sex september 10 until 17, 2015 but my period came on the 13th finished on the 18th..ive used contraceptive pills only 4 the 1st week 1-10..am i safe for pregnancy

ANSWER: Hi. Having sex on your period is not harmful to you or your partner, but you can still become pregnant. If you have not missed any pills, then you are likely protected from pregnancy. If you have missed pills, then you run the risk of becoming pregnant. If you only took your pills from the 1st to the 10th, then you were not protected from pregnancy after the 10th. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start taking your pills again. You may also need to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the last time you had sex to make sure you are not pregnant.

Question from September 21, 2015

Hi, I got a question I had got my first depo shot and I had my period on and off, and when it came for me to have my 2nd depo shot i was late i didn’t go back to the health department until a month past due. Now I’m on my 2nd depo shot and i was supposed to come on but I still haven’t what does this mean? Is it possible I can be pregnant?

ANSWER:  Hi. One of the side effects of the depo shot is missed or irregular periods. If you did not have unprotected sex within 2 weeks before or 1 week after getting your last depo shot, then you are likely not pregnant. You missed your period as a result of getting the shot. If you did have unprotected sex within 2 weeks before getting your shot or a week after your shot, come in for a pregnancy test.

Question from September 20, 2015

I have been taking birth control for 4 months now. I had sex during the 4th month and we also used a condom, but I am a hypochondriac so I took the plan B pill also.. I had a period but it was a few days late. I’m haven’t exactly had a normal period since I started the birth control and I also just switched mine. Should I be worried?

ANSWER: Since you are on birth control, you all used a condom, and you took Plan B, the chances of you being pregnant are extremely small. Even if your period was a few days late, the fact that you had one is also a good sign that you are not pregnant. If you are on a method of birth control like the implant, IUD or the shot, you may notice that your period may be irregular or you may skip periods. If you are on the pill, your period will usually start during your last row of pills, even if it is a different time of the month than before you started taking birth control. If you are having a lot of anxiety about being pregnant, it may be a good idea to stop having sex for a while. That way you won’t have to worry so much.

Question from September 18, 2015

Hi how are you…I just have a question… I had sex on Aug 27 2015 and I know my period is due the second week of each month…its here now sept 18,2015 and my period hasn’t came yet…am I pregnant

ANSWER: Hi! I’m well. Thanks for asking. If you had unprotected sex and are not on birth control, then there is a chance you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Teen Matters offers free pregnancy and birth control. Come see us soon!

Question from September 15, 2015

How long it takes to see if your pregant !

ANSWER: It takes 2 weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to give an accurate result.

Question from September 15, 2015

So I am not sure how normal what’s going is. I’m used to irregularity as far as my period flow & even in between period spotting since I am on the mirena iud & have been for about 2yrs now. (No I’ve never had kids or miscarriages before so I have no idea what a pregnancy feels like) I do get a period every end of the month it’s never late. The last time I had unprotected sex was the second week of August & yes my partner tends to cum in me since my birth control has been good to me we’ve never worried about another source of contraceptives. About 5 days after unprotected intercourse I spotted for 3 days very lightly I didn’t think much of it since like I said spotting between periods tends to happen often because of my birth control. However I didn’t get my normal period at the end of August. I was a week late which means I got it in the beginning of September, my period was not too light or heavy it was decent for the most part & lasted 6days as usual but something was slightly different this time from other periods something just didn’t feel the same but I paid no mind to it since I’ve never even had a scare while having the iud. I noticed around mid week last week I was very very emotional & still am my feelings are easily hurt & I cry for everything which is not like me at all I also have been feeling slightly light headed & very sleepy through out the day. Today I began to experience nausea or “morning sickness” toward the end of my day. I read a few articles as to when pregnancy symptoms usually begin to occur & typically it is around 6-8 weeks after unprotected sex if early signs of pregnancy don’t occur. I reviewed my period tracker & it’s been exactly 6 weeks since the last time my partner & I had unprotected sex. I don’t wanna over whelm myself but I do think its important for me to find out soon since I have an iud up there. Before I even take a pregnancy test should I be worried of possibly being pregnant to begin with?

ANSWER: It sounds like you have had a period since the last time you and your partner had sex, even if it was a week late. Since you have had a period, you are likely not pregnant. In addition, Mirena is a very effective form of birth control. The chances of you becoming pregnant while on it are extremely small. If you tend to worry a lot about pregnancy, it might be a good idea for you and your partner to use condoms. That would provide you with extra protection against pregnancy and STDs. If you are still worried about being pregnant, you could take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Question from September 15, 2015

I had my periods on the 4th of September and I involved myself in unprotected sex on the 11nth and 12 of September…am I safe from being pregnant?

ANSWER: If you are not on a method of birth control, then there is a chance you could become pregnant. You can take Plan B within 5 days of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after unprotected sex.   If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you use to use a reliable birth control method.

Question from September 10, 2015

I’ve been on birth control pills for 3 weeks and had unprotected sex. Should I be worried about becoming pregnant?

ANSWER: Anytime a person has sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance they could become pregnant. Since you are on birth control, your chances of becoming pregnant are very small as long as you waited 7 days before having sex after first starting them and you take your pills every day.

Question from September 10. 2015

Hi my last menstrual was august 24 2015 i have been sexual contact last september 7 2015..but i take my contraceptive pills on the same day that was the first day i take the pills..is there a chance to be pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi.  It takes 7 days for pills to prevent pregnancy, so there is chance you could have become pregnant. Come in for Plan B as soon as possible (no later than September 13), so that you can prevent pregnancy.   If you do not get your period in September, take a pregnancy test.

Question from September 9. 2015

I got my nexplanon implant removed 10 days ago. The doctor said if I had unprotected sex 5 days before removal I should wait but my husband said to just go ahead and get it out. (We had unprotected sex 3 days before removal) Before nexplanon I was on depo for 4 years & never had periods, same on the implant. Since removal everything was normal until I experienced some cramping & brown spotting, 4 days later, only one time that day though. Thinking it was maybe implantation?? Since then I haven’t had any discharge but inside it’s super thick & white (too much info haha) I’ve also been super tired & eating alot more. I’m thinking I could be pregnant? I’ve been searching everywhere since I had spotting for an answer if anyone has gotten pregnant from having sex before nexplanon removal. I’m making an appointment for a pregnancy blood test asap but would still love some input..

ANSWER: The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. The spotting could be from implantation or it could be because you don’t have any birth control hormones in your body right now and you had some light bleeding.  It’s really hard to say what could be happening without having a pregnancy test first.

Question from September 8, 2015

Yes, I had my period on June 4th 2015 and then skip July and August. But in Aug the 15th I had unprotected sex with my husband. Can there be a chance that I might be pregnant or is it that am going through the change of life.

ANSWER: If you are not on a method of birth control, there is a chance you could become pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. If you are on a birth control method such as the shot, the implant or the IUD, missed or irregular periods are a common side effect, although the chances of pregnancy are very small. If you think you may be going the “the change” or menopause, you will need to see a doctor for further testing.

Question from September 8, 2015

My last period was on August 8, 2015 i have been having unprocteted sex since then and i am not on anything. To prevent sex should i be worried today is September 8, 2015 and no period

ANSWER: If you are not on birth and have been having unprotected sex, there is a good chance you could become pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. If you do not want to become a parent yet, it would be best for you to start using birth control. Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and to talk about your birth control options. We hope to see you soon!

Question from September 4, 2015

Right after I get a pregnancy test can I immediately get put on birth control?

ANSWER: Depending on the last time you had unprotected sex, you may or may not be able to start birth control immediately. A pregnancy test is only accurate 2 weeks after conception, so if you have had sex within 2 weeks of the pregnancy test, you may not be able to start that same day. If you have more questions, come in to speak with a nurse or health educator.

Question from August 30, 2015

I was being fingered & now I have something black in the side of the inside of my vagina. It’s not painful nor has a weird odor & I have strange cloudy white/brownish dishcharge coming out of me. My sister says it’s a bruise that i got when he fingered me and the discharge is blood mixed w/ cum. I only had oral & the last three times i was fingered i bled.

ANSWER:  It is hard to say exactly what could be going on without an exam.   It would be best for you to come in to visit a nurse for an exam.  We hope to see you soon!

Question from August 28, 2015

Hi Health Educator,
I started talking birth control pills on 8/18, took it everyday around the same time, and had unprotected sex on 8/27. He didn’t ejaculate inside of me, but he ejaculated by himself through mastubration 10 minutes after we stopped. Should I be worried and take a plan b?

ANSWER: Hi. Since you had been taking your pills everyday for more than a week, you have pregnancy protection and don’t need Plan B. And because he did not ejaculate inside of you, there is a very small chance that any sperm would be present to help start a pregnancy.

Question from August 26, 2015

I was on Mirena for 4 years took it out on July 2014 it started irregular periods but this year 2015 had regular period for 3 months,my last period was on june,16 is now August 26 and no period although I had brown spotting 2weeks ago in those days I bleed once now am having creamy discharge doesn’t smell or itches went to the ER neg results but came out with UTI,just wondering If i can be preggo or that was just a period?am confused…

ANSWER: The spotting you had was most likely your period; it just happened to be very light this month. This can happen from time to time. If you are not on a method of birth control, it is possible you could become pregnant at anytime. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. If you don’t want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start using birth control again.  The creamy discharge you are having could be normal, or it could be a sign of an infection.  UTIs don’t usually have a discharge.  It would be best for you to come in for an STD test to make sure you are healthy.

Question from August 26, 2015

hi am T____ n15+ going in the 10th grade i saw my first period on July the 15 an it ended on the 23 august is ending and its not back today is august the 25 an im getting worried cause i am a virgin never had sex n not planing to please tell me whats wrong???

ANSWER: Hi. Since you just started having a period, it may take a few months or even a few years for your period to become regular. While many women may have a period about once every 28 days, some women also have periods more often than that or less often than that. Most periods also tend to last about 3-5 days, but some women will have longer or shorter periods. It will take some time for you to learn what is normal for your body. If you have never had sex, then there is no way that you can be pregnant. If you have more questions, please feel free to call or text your nearest clinic.

Question from August 22, 2015

Hey I had sex toward the end of June , a late but period in July but no as of none 9 days late and cramping seen blood when I wiped but nothing after that can I be pregnant ?

ANSWER: Hi. If you had a period after you had sex in June, and have not had sex since then, you are likely not pregnant. It sounds like what you are experiencing is spotting, which is still considered having a period although it may have been very light. If you have recently started using depo, the implant, or the IUD for birth control, missed and irregular periods are a common side effect. If you are not on a method of birth control, come in talk with a nurse or health educator about preventing pregnancy.

Question from August 21, 2015

I had unprotected sex August 25 and he came in me, had my period July 7, could I be pregnant? Because I feel really weird

ANSWER: If you are not on a method of birth control it is possible you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test. Iyou are not pregnant, it would be best for you to start a method of birth so you don’t become pregnant before you’re ready. We hope to see you soon.

Question from August 20, 2015

I had my last period July 18 2015 and unprotected sex on July 26 2015 and today is August 20 2015 and I haven’t seen my period, does this mean that I am pregnant?

ANSWER: If you are on a method of birth control like the implant or depo, missed period are a common side effect of the birth control, but it would be unlikely that you are pregnant. If you are not on birth control and you do not get your period within the next week, it is possible you could be pregnant. If after a week you still haven’t gotten your period, come in to a clinic for a pregnancy test. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to be on a birth control method so that you won’t become pregnant before you are ready.

Question from August 19, 2015

Hi, I have been on birth control for about 4 years now and my partner and I do have unprotected sex, but this month we haven’t had sex at all and I have been having an EXTREMELY light period I had a normal period last month but I am just confused. Could I possibly be pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi.  Anytime a person has unprotected sex there is a chance they could become pregnant, but since you are on birth control, the chances for you are very small. Being on birth control can sometimes cause you to have very light periods from time to time or maybe even skip a period. This can also happen periodically even if I woman is not on birth control. If you are worried about pregnancy, you can take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Question from August 19, 2015

Hi I’m 23 yrs old and I already have 2 yr old who will be 3 in nov. In June 2015 I found out I was about 2 or 3 wks pregnant on 29th to the July 3rd I bleed went to the er and told me I was having a miscarriage on July 22 I sstarted the depo shot dr did blood work to make sure my hcg levels where below 5 and they where, we’ll July 6 all the way to July 21st I had unprotected sex and the 22nd the day I got my depo for the first time I had unprotected sex again which its been about 3 weeks since my miscarriag. Was having light bleeding for about 2 days before I got the shot but they told me it was my period, now as of August 14th I was bleeding really light to the point where I didn’t have to wear nothing so thinking it’s my period august 15th i ended up fainting (which i havent done that since i was 16 weeks pregnant with my son) today august 18th the bleeding has gotten heavier now. I feel so exhausted and weak and have a crazy appetite. My question is is there any chance that I can be pregnant but when dr did blood work to conform my miscarriag it was just to early to show that I was pregnant again????

ANSWER: Hi. It is unlikely that you are pregnant. The irregular bleeding and increased appetite that you are experiencing are common side effects of depo. It could take a few months for your body to adjust. The exhaustion you feel could be because of your heavy bleeding. You should go back to you doctor to make sure your hemoglobin is not too low. Also, let your doctor know that you fainted as well. If you are worried about pregnancy, you could take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Question from August 18, 2015

Hello, I started my birth control on 07/11/2015 and had unprotected sex on 07/25/2015, I spotted light brown 08/08-08/12/2015 && i have had cramps, very tender breast and mild nausea && headaches. I took two pregnancy test and both a negative responses, not sure if it was too early. Could I be pregnant?

ANSWER: Hi.  Anytime a person has unprotected sex, there is a chance they could become pregnant. If you haven’t missed any pills, then you are likely not pregnant. It takes about 2 weeks after conception for a pregnancy test to give a positive result, so your test results are probably accurate. Since you have just recently started using birth control, you may notice that your periods are lighter or you may only have spotting some months. The symptoms you are experiencing are also common side effects of birth control that will probably get better over time. If your headaches continue or get worse, come in to see a nurse.

Question from August 17, 2015

Ok,my last period was April 21 i got on depo may 20.Found out i am pregnant in june. My question is when did i hey pregnant.before ir after the shot.

ANSWER: There are a few situations that could have occurred.   Abstinence is the only 100% sure way to prevent pregnancy. Depo is very effective at preventing pregnancy, but there is still a small chance a person could become pregnant. If the depo shot you got in May was your first shot or you were late getting your shot and you had unprotected within 2 weeks of getting the shot, it’s possible you were already pregnant by the time you got your shot, but it was too early for the pregnancy test to be positive. If you did not wait 7 days after getting the shot if it was your first one or if you were late, then you could have become pregnant because it takes 7 days for depo to start working. If you have more questions, please call or text your nearest clinic.

Question from August 17, 2015

I got injection 4 days ago aswell as getting implant removed that day aswell ? I wasn’t on cycle so do I have to wait 7 days as what would happen if I didn’t wait 7 days??? Help!!

ANSWER: Yes, you do have to wait 7 days for your shot to provide pregnancy protection. The implant stops providing protection as soon as it is removed. If you have sex, especially unprotected sex, before 7 days you run the risk of getting pregnant. If you have sex before the 7 days, you can take Plan B to help prevent pregnancy.

Question from August 14, 2015

Is it normal if I haven’t started in a month after getting my implant out (birth control)?

ANSWER: Yes. It may take several months for your periods to become normal again. But this does not mean that you cannot get pregnant. If you don’t want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to use another method of birth control.

Question from August 13, 2015

I don’t know what’s going on with me. I have been bleeding really bad for the past 15 days and it’s not lightening up and my boyfriend and I think I might be having a miscarriage just based off of research that we’ve done but I can’t exactly go see a doctor because my mom doesn’t know I’m sexually active.

ANSWER: There could be many reasons why you are bleeding heavily. If you think you are having a miscarriage, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you see a doctor soon. If you are bleeding very heavily (having to change a tampon or pad every 1-2 hours), you may need to go to the hospital. If you have recently started using depo or the implant as a birth control method, irregular bleeding which is sometimes heavy, is sometimes a side effect. To find out what is causing your bleeding you need to see a doctor. You could tell your mother what is happening without telling her you’re sexually active. Just explain to her that you’ve been bleeding heavily for a while and think you should see a doctor. Anything you discuss with your doctor should be private.

Question from August 11, 2015

Hi my name is _________ and I’m 21 years old and I had depo shot done in Feb 2015 and its now august 2015 and I had unprotected sex and could I be pregnant or can I get pregnant but I not still had a period or is the depo still in my system

ANSWER: Hi. Yes, it is possible that you could now become pregnant since your depo shot was due in May 2015 and you no longer are protected from pregnancy. Side effects of depo can include missed or irregular periods. The effects can even last for several months after someone stops taking depo so it is possible that you have not had a period because your body is still adjusting. The only way to know for sure whether or not you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Question from August 10, 2015

OK I missed my birth control shot on July 16 2015 today is August 10 2015 in that period of time I have had unprotected sex and I still haven’t had my cycle yet I’m starting to have some concerns can you please give me answers

ANSWER: Since you missed your shot in July and have been having unprotected sex, there is chance you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Depending on how long you were on the shot, it is possible that you may have missed or irregular periods for a few months after your stop getting the shot. If you do not want to be pregnant, it would be best for you to start another method of birth control. If you have trouble remembering to get your shot, you may want to consider some of our long term options like the implant that lasts 3 years or the IUD that lasts from 5-12 years. Please come in soon for a pregnancy test and to talk about your birth control options.

Question from August 9, 2015

I am 20 years old, but I would like to get tested for STI’s. Can I still get tested at Teen Matters (Jefferson) for free? Or will it cost since I am over 19? I have been in before a few years ago and I like the environment of TM. I felt comfortable there.

ANSWER: Since you are 20, you will now have to go the Main Health Department for services. STI Testing typically costs $80 for people over 19. Please call or text the clinic for more information or to set up an appointment.

Question from August 3, 2015

Good evening, I need to know should I worry being pregnant I am 16 and had my first baby this april i got the depo shot before I left the hospital i was suppose to get it again in july but i missed my appointment but i hsd sex am i pregnant

ANSWER: Hello! If you missed your July shot and had unprotected sex after you shot was due, then there is a chance you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. If you have trouble making your depo appointments, you might want to think about getting a long acting birth control method such as the implant that lasts 3 years or the IUD that lasts from 5-12 years. With these methods you don’t have to worry about coming back to the clinic for a refill every few months. Come in soon for a pregnancy test and to talk about your birth control options.

Question from August 2, 2015

Hi, I would like to know whats going on with my body. When i was in 4th grade i recieved my period for the first time. I continued to get my period until 7th grade month of February . I never told my parents i continued to pretend i still get it. I know its very dumb but i was scared and still am. My parents are strict and hard headed. They wouldnt understand. They would be quick to judge me and call me a liar and start saying they lost their trust. I am in 11th grade now. My period still has yet to come and im still keeping up with this lie. This isnt normal i know that for sure. Ive read up on missed periods which led to me reading that i may not be ovulating. Why did my period stop? Whats going on? Im really scared. All that keeps replaying is me getting my period in 4th and losing it in 7th. Please help me .

ANSWER: There could be many reasons why your period has stopped, but in order to find out exactly what is going with your body you need to see a gynecologist. It’s understandable to be nervous about talking with your parents, but for this issue you may need their help. If you feel uncomfortable talking with them you can come to Teen Matters to get talking tips from a Health Educator. You could even bring your parents with you and the Health Educator or Nurse could help you talk with them. You can also call or text your nearest clinic to speak with someone if you have more questions.

Question from August 2, 2015

Do you have mechanical babies to show teens how hard being a teen mom is?

ANSWER: We do not have any of the mechanical babies, but many schools’ Family & Consumer Science teachers may have some for students to experience.

Question from August 1, 2015

Hello me and my husband had sex on July 25 and he came in me then on July28 2015 i started light bleeding for 3 days is there by any changes i could be pregnant

ANSWER: Hi! Anytime a person has unprotected sex, there is a chance they could become pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. It usually takes about 2 weeks after conception for pregnancy test to give an accurate positive or negative result.

Question from August 1, 2015

I took my depo shot June 9 i had unprotected sex in July 29 my next depo is august 25 can i get pregnant?? If i had sex July 29

ANSWER: The depo shot only takes one week to start providing pregnancy protection. So on July 29 you were already protected and if you get your next shot on time you will continue to be. But remember, even when using birth control, there is always a small chance a pregnancy could happen. Abstinence is the only 100% sure way to not become pregnant.

Question from July 28, 2015

i have been on the depo shot since i was in the 7th grade which was 7 years ago i am not 19 and at the beginningof 2015 i stop taking my depo shot on feb.24.2015 and its been 6- 7 months since i have been on depo and every since i have stop taking the birth control i have been hvaing unprotected sex almost every day but i have noticed like in july 25,2015 i have been going to the bathroom to pee more than i normally do and that i have been fceeling like i have thrown up in my mouth when i feel sick on the stomach i have also been getting slight headache i dont know if its because i may be pregnant or because i dont eat breakfast in the morning

and also since i have gotten a period because of the depo i havent had a period in years but since i have been of the shot for these 6-7 months i have been having like almost 2 weeks or 2 1/2 week periods

ANSWER: Some of the symptoms you may be experiencing could be due to your body adjusting to no longer having the depo in your system. It can sometimes take a year for your body to adjust completely. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. It takes about 2 weeks after conception for a test to be accurate. Since you are having unprotected sex on a regular basis, you could become pregnant at any time. If you do not want to become pregnant right now, it would be best for you to start using another method of birth control. If you have more questions or concerns, please call or text your nearest clinic.

Question from July 27, 2015

Which number do you call ? I been calling since you all opened

ANSWER:  Please accept our apologies for missing your calls.  Please visit this link to find your nearest location.  If you are not getting an answer at a Teen Clinic, please click here to call your nearest Main Health Department.  They may be able to help you there as well.

Question from July 26, 2015

Jus found out I had sex during ovulation. So it started the 23rd july 2015 and had unprotected sex multiple times on the 24th. *had sponge in Hours later I took the plan b. What are my chances???

Well technically it was the 25th we had sex and hours later took plan b

ANSWER:   Since you took Plan B within 24 hours of unprotected sex, chances are you will not become pregnant from this particular incident. If you used spermicide with your sponge, then your chances are even lower. If you had unprotected sex a few days before you ovulated, it is possible you could have still become pregnant because sperm can live inside the body for a few days and Plan B may not be as effective. Take a pregnancy test in 2 weeks just to be sure that you did not become pregnant. And if you are interested and able, you may want to consider a more effective form of birth control that will help better protect you from pregnancy. We offer pills, depo shot, the implant and the IUD which are all FREE for teens.

Question from July 18, 2015

I’ve been on the arm implant Nexplanon for about 7 months now. I’ve gotten my period every month except for the month of MAY. My last period was on June 7th and I spotted for those 2 weeks. Recently, I’ve been experiencing pregnancy-like symptoms. I’ve been feeling really fatigue, nauseous, urinating more than ofter, sore breasts, gained weight (5-10lbs) and also my nipples have became a little darker with discharge in my left breast. Could my birth control Nexplanon have failed and caused me to become pregnant? Thank you

ANSWER: No birth control is 100% effective, so there is always chance a person could become pregnant. Nexplanon is one of the most effective forms of birth control available, so the chances of you being pregnant are very small. Many of the symptoms you are experiencing could be due to your body continuing to adjust to the hormone in the implant since that hormone is the same one that is produced by the body during pregnancy. If you are worried about pregnancy, take a pregnancy just to be sure.

Question from July 12, 2015

Hi, I have a problem. I’ve been bloated for a couple weeks now and I was really worried so I took a pregnancy test but it came out negative and I was wondering what are other things that cause bloating and if I should take any other pregnancy tests

ANSWER: Hi.  There are many things that could cause bloating. It could be your diet, a change in your body chemistry, or sometimes people just feel bloated for no apparent reason. If your pregnancy tests are negative, then chances are you are not pregnant, especially if you are on a method of birth control. If you are not on birth control, please call or text your nearest clinic to be sure you don’t become pregnant before you are ready.

Question from July 10, 2015

My friend was rapped by a man with Chlamydia, she and her husband are wanting to get pregnant, can they do it or is it impossible? They have been treated but she still has the pain from the infection and she is in pain after 15 minutes of intercourse. Please let me know

ANSWER: It may be difficult for some people who have had chlamydia to get pregnant, but not necessarily impossible. Your friend should talk with a gynecologist if she is considering getting pregnant, especially since she is still experiencing pain. If she has not sought counseling for her rape, she can contact a local sexual assault resource called The Cottage for help. She can find more information here: http://www.northgeorgiacottage.org

Question from July 8, 2015

I had sex with guy #1 on the beginning and middle of January 2015 but got my period normal on feb 2015 I had sex with guy number 2 no condom and didn’t get my period …. My due date is nov 17 2015 … So is the baby guy number 2?

ANSWER: If you had your period after having sex with guy #1, then you most likely got pregnant by guy #2. But there are cases where women have normal periods even after they become pregnant. You can ask your doctor for an estimated date of conception which may help you narrow down the time you became pregnant. If you still have concerns about who the father is after talking with your doctor, it may be best have paternity test performed once the baby is born