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Can I remove my Nuvaring 24 hours after unprotected sex?

By Anonymous April 7, 2015 - 3:57pm
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I have been on Nuvaring for about 4 years now. I have now decided I want to stop ASAP due to the very undesirable side effects people are experiencing and just feeling very bad myself. I had unprotected sex with my husband about 24 hours ago (my nuvaring has been in for about 2 weeks now). Can I remove the nuvaring today (early) and still be protected from pregnancy?

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Thank you! Much appreciated.

April 7, 2015 - 5:33pm
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Hi Anon!

Not a good idea. Sperm can live for up to 5 days inside a woman. Take it out a week after you last had sex. You've had it for four years, a few more days won't hurt. 

Thanks for contacting us and be well! 


April 7, 2015 - 4:51pm
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