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when does nuvaring become effective?

By Anonymous August 18, 2010 - 12:39pm
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hi, i wasnt on any previous birth control and got a prescription of nuvaring
the first time i used it was inserting it the 21st of july (2-3 days after my period ended), the first day of my last period was the 12th of july. upon inserting the ring that day (the 21st) and for the week after inserting the ring i had unprotected sex everyday and even twice a day with ejaculation inside. is there a chance i could be pregnant?many thanks

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Anon - According to the manufacturer's website, NuvaRing is effective when it is inserted. The company states:

NuvaRing® contains 2 types of hormones: estrogen and progestin, which work together to prevent your ovaries from producing mature eggs. These are the same hormones found in the Pill, and they work the same way in your body even though they are administered differently with NuvaRing®. With NuvaRing®, hormone release is activated once the ring comes into contact with your vagina. The hormones are then absorbed and distributed into your bloodstream. When used as directed, NuvaRing® works as well as the Pill—it is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

August 18, 2010 - 5:58pm
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