Hey Scarleteen, I went to my gynecologist and we discussed birth control options and she recommended me trying the nuvaring. My doctor gave me 2 months samples and said that if I liked it to call her so she can prescribe more. I have questions now that I didn’t have them so I would like to get some answers
1) I’m on the pill and she said to start it when I get done with my current pack, will the nuvaring be effective right away or do I have to wait 7 days? (The samples she gave me didn’t form with an informational pamphlet)
2) do I have to take it out during sex or leave it in? I saw some people on the Internet day how they take it out but my doctor said that if it were to fall out during sex to just put it in (she specifically said DO NOT WASH IT) and I inferred I keep it in during sex because she made that statement
3) idk if you guys know but how long do I leave it in for and when do I take it out and when do I put a new one in? (My Pill pack had 24 active pills and 4 placebo ones would I keep it in 24 days and take it out 4 or is it Keep in 21 days and take out 7)
4) is it like inserting a tampon? Is there a wrong way to insert it?