A patient returned to our clinic after 3 years to have her implant removed and replaced. She has graduated high school, is currently working at medical center and planning on attending nursing school in the future. I asked how her life would have been different if she did not have this LARC, and she said she had a “scare”—a missed period – when she was 17. She told her mom about the situation, and her mom found our clinic. They came in and once she found out that she was not pregnant, she learned about her options and decided to get the implant.
- Staff from Children’s Hospital Adolescent Clinic