I've been using NuvaRing going on four months now. In the instructions it says that you should keep it in for three weeks, and take it out for one, so that you can have your period. My period doesn't last an entire week, it's usually closer to five days.. The past few months I have just inserted a new ring once my period is finished- should I be waiting the full week instead?
ALSO, during my "week off" the ring, should I use other forms of protection to avoid pregnancy, or does the ring still cover me during that week? I have been using condoms during my week off so far, but is that necessary?
Thank you!