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Hi everyone,

today my boyfriend and I had sex. After he finished (he came inside me) he pulled out and noticed the top of the condom had entirely ripped off. I'm on th e nexplanon implant but he was worried so I went to get morning after pill at my family planning clinic. The woman/nurse said I didn't need it, even though I said I wanted it for my own and my partner's piece of mind. She checked my implant and said it looked fine and I would be okay.

That's all well and good, but I just feel this would have helped put my mind at rest, as well as his. I was honest and said I didn't get it but said we probably don't have anything to worry about, but still. I'm annoyed the condom failed in this way (the top looked as if it had seperated, not ripped, really strange) and that I wasn't given the pill even when I said I wanted it. This doesn't help my anxiety either.

Not sure what the purpose of this post was but I guess I'm just a bit worried, and also annoyed this happened. :/

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Well, you may still have the option of getting it over the counter, if you like.

However, your implant is more effective than Plan B. Plan B can't do anything it isn't doing already, so it doesn't actually give you any extra protection. Kind of like, say, adding a 15 SPF sunscreen to a 30 SPF sunscreen wouldn't actually give you a 45 SPF, if that makes sense: you'd still only be at 30.

It also really isn't sound, health-wise, to take any extra hormones we don't have to, and a healthcare provider does have to act in the interests of your health, which may be why this went the way it did.

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Also, per your condom, it sounds to me like this was most likely about a storage issue: that it may have degraded from being stored improperly.

OR, you may not have been using enough lubricant with it or, if you didn't check the date on it, it may have been expired.

Just some possibilities to help you prevent more breaks in the future.

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Hey Heather, and thanks for the swift reply,

That's very interesting, I like how you put it with the whole sunscreen analogy. That is a real comfort, so thank you. Will use that to explain it to my boyfriend. I wish it was explained to me that way in the first place, rather than saying 'no seriously, you don't need it.'

it was in date and I store them in a small box and used lubricant but perhaps not enough. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate your help and I feel much better about this.

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I agree, "You don't need it," isn't a very respectful or helpful way to give you this information. I'm sorry that was how this initially happened for you, and I'm sure that didn't help you deal with the tough feelings you were already having!

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It didn't, no. I guess I was just overly worried about the risk of pregnancy and our meeting probably lasted less than 5 minutes so I walked out feeling flustered and annoyed.

I know the risk is very low concerning my implant is in correct and functioning, but it doesn't help ease any worries when a healthcare professional won't stop to reassure you. :/

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