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SnailShells
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So unfortunately there was a mix up at the pharmacy and I had to pick up my ring a day later than I expected. This means I was only able to use it about 12-24 hours after the full 'out' week. I assume that this compromises my pregnancy protection but my online search results for how long that might be were mixed. Should I avoid vaginal sex without barrier protection for the duration of this cycle?

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Heather
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What's usually advised when the ring is started late like this, including from the maker of the ring itself, is a using backup method for one week.

For future reference though, this was something where the pharmacist you picked it up from could have answered this for you right there and then. [Smile]

As well, here's the FAQ at the website for Nuvaring should you have more questions about your method: http://www.nuvaring.com/Consumer/faqs/index.asp

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