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Shepard
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Does anyone know if there is a risk of being unprotected during the time of switching birth control methods?

My girlfriend and I use condoms, withdrawal and the pill normally, but she recently got nuvaring. She said her doctor said that they both use hormones and there would be no gap in effectiveness. I just would like another opinion to confirm this.

Thanks.

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Karybu
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As long as she put the ring in on the day that she would have started a new pack of pills (so that her placebo week wasn't any more than 7 days) then there should be no change in effectiveness. Plus, with condoms and withdrawal, you're very well protected against pregnancy anyways.

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