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Chris92
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Hi (I guess that's as good an opener as any) My girlfriend's decided to get the implant because she doesn't appear to have any kinda cycle or whatever, she might not come on for months at a time when we know she isn't pregnant. Needless to say this caused some stress for both of us cuz even though we're using condoms whenever we have sex, without a period every month we're terrified of being one of that mythical 2% of couples who get pregnant while using a condom.
So, long story cut not so short, she's getting the implant to try and put our minds at ease a bit more. This'll be the first time we've ever used an "invisible" contraception so I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that this magic piece of tubing in her arm is actually going to work and we can have unprotected sex without freaking out. We've both had one other partner each with whom we both lost our virginities so no need to worry about catching anything I don't want right? Anyway, sorry this is a ridiculously long post. Thanks :-)

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Heather
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The implant is an exceptionally effective form of contraception, it's more effective than the pill or condoms.

I know that invisibles can feel shaky like this: a lot of people feel that way. One thing I suggest for people who feel anxious about it is just to get a box of a few pregnancy tests to keep around. That way, if one of you has a worried moment, you just take a test and can be reminded that yep, it's all good.

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