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My girlfriend uses Nuvaring but we also use condoms to be extra careful. How reliable would the Standard Days method be in conjunction with the Nuvaring (so that we could forego the condom on her infertile days)? I know other, more involved, fertility awareness methods are more effective than Standard Days, but we're using it as a secondary form of protection. Also, wouldn't the reliability of Standard Days be improved by the fact that the ring makes her cycle very (perfectly?) regular? Or, on the other hand, does the ring have any effect that would conflict with the assumptions Standard Days makes about her cycle?
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Any method that relies on prediction of ovulation would not work with the Nuvaring, because the way the ring works is to stop ovulation. So there are no days that are safer than others while using the Nuvaring.

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