I have been on the Nuva Ring for some years now and this is the first time that I put one in and got my period while it’s been in. Should I take it out?

Nope!  Menstruation will not make the NuvaRing less effective or cause infection.  Stay on schedule with your birth control, even if the timing seems different than before.  If the bleeding occurs only after intercourse, includes itching or burning, or seems abnormal in any way, make an appointment for an exam at Teen Clinic.  And don’t forget—Nuva Ring does not prevent against STI transmission, so be sure to use a condom, too!

Thanks for checking in before making changes to your birth control routine!