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Hello.  My name is Kyel.  My girlfriend and I are both 18, and we are planning on having our first time in the near future.  She has been on birth control pills for about 6 days (not a lot, I know), and when she was at the clinic talking with people there, they mentioned Implanon.  She is planning to get it either after three months (she has three months worth of pills), or after this month if we decide on that.  My question is: Is it safe (how safe) to have sex without a condom if she has the Implanon?  I understand that there will be no STI protection, but she has been tested and is clean, and neither of us have had sex before.  Any information you can give me would be appreciated.  Thank you very much for your time.

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Kyel,

I recommend that you don't have sex at this time at all. I would recommend to wait. Are you going to get married in the near future? Studies and testimonies of actual people have shown that emotionally it's better to wait.

But anyway, I don't recommend implanon. If you do an online search, you will find out about the side effects, etc. Once you have it implanted, it is very difficult to have to remove if you change your mind or have any serious side effects. So I would recommend doing more research. No birth control method is 100% safe in preventing pregnancy so I would not recommend having sex with implanon or birth control if you don't want her to get pregnant. Let me know what you think. My email address is CHERYL51@aol.com

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Diane Cheryl

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at CHERYL51@aol.com if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".

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I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

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Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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