I typically insert my Nuvaring at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays. I "forgot" to insert it until midnight (same day). The ring was used properly otherwise. Do I need to use a backup birth control method and/or have I been protected for the last 5 days?
Inserted Nuvaring a few hours late... should I use a backup birth control method?
Question posted by Lexie412 on 17 June 2010
Last updated on 17 June 2010 by suzanne66
"If the ring-free interval has been extended beyond one week, the possibility of pregnancy should be considered, and an extra method of birth control, such as male condoms or spermicide, MUST be used until NuvaRing® has been used continuously for seven days."
Call your doctor and check but it looks like because you have had the ring out for more than a week you may need to use another method of contraception for the next week.
- NuvaRing uses and safety info
- NuvaRing information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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