This is my first time using bc ever, so I want to make sure I do it right and avoid any chance of getting pregnant when I don't want to be, but I would still like to have a romantic life with my bf? If you could please help??
The NuvaRing is a ring that contains a combination of female hormones. It's inserted into the vagina and remains there for 3 weeks as a method of birth control. The hormones prevent ovulation and also cause changes in the vaginal mucous and uterine lining making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
You will need to wait for 7 days after inserting the ring before you can safely have unprotected sex - unless you inserted the ring on the first day of your period in which case you would have immediate protection.
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This is a rather open-ended question, so I will just be honest with u. I am a male, 38 and I have a psyc. degree. I am not an expert on birth control but I know alot. Remember this, there is no birth control pill or device that is 100% effective. Nuva Ring like others is 99.7% effective, so there is that very small, slim chance of u getting pregnant while having unprotected sex with your partner. Some women on Nuva Ring start having sex and can actually feel the contraceptive and don't like it and end up having it taken out. Sometimes the male can also feel it, so it may not feel good from a male's standpoint sexwise. This said, these points are the exception to the rule. For the most part, like any quality birth control device, your chances of getting pregnant are low, and when u decide to have sex after the ring is in place is up to u. There really is no waiting period, although I have heard 2 weeks to be safe. The best way to ensure u don't get pregnant is to make sure your partner wears a condom. I know that this is what u are not wanting by saying "unprotected", but there is always a slim chance of pregnancy. Not trying to scare u, just being honest. You can play the odds and probably win, but u have to ask yourself if even the slightest risk is worth it. I am assuming you are young and don't want to have a baby, but if there is any possibility that u do want to have a baby soon or at some point in the future, then of course the risk is incoceindental, but that is not what I am getting from u. My answer is "most likely" you will be fine, but I make no 100% gurantees, nothing is 100% in this world, esp. meds and birth control, but the odds are in your favor. U have to weigh out those odds and make a decision on whether or not to allow your partner not to wear a condom. Best of luck to u. God Bless
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