Archive for the ring (Nuvaring)

I have had this Nuvaring in for roughly 3 weeks…

…..My partner and I had condom less sex and he ejaculated inside. Am I still 98-99% protected from pregnancy in this case?

 

The birth control ring, or NuvaRing, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.  But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

So as long as you are changing it on time, it would still be 99% effective. Remember, the ring does not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can do this.

 

When I inserted my ring just now I always fold it in a figure eight…..

……. and it pops open inside me but this time it stayed twisted… will it still be effective? How do I fix it?

Good question!

The birth control ring, or NuvaRing, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.  But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

Regardless of what shape the NuvaRing is inside of the vagina, it will still be effective as long as it is changed  on time each month!

Remember, the NuvaRing does not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can.

 

I’ve been on Nuvaring for two months now…

….My doctor said that during intercourse I could take the Nuvaring out until he finished. But if the Nuvaring is out while we’re having sex can he still ejaculate inside of me?

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

You can take the Nuva Ring out up to 45 minutes at a time, and then you should rinse it with cold water (since it is heat activated) and can re- insert it. As long as you don’t keep it out longer than this time, you will still be protected from pregnancy up to 99%.

Remember the Nuva Ring does not protect against STIs!

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

I’m on the ring and once the three weeks is up and I take it out….

…….if I have unprotected sex are the hormones still in my body?

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

This protection includes the week when the person takes the Nuva Ring out, as long as it is being changed on the right day.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like The Ring, do not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can protect against STIs.

If you have any more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

I’ve been using the Nuva Ring for about a year now …

But my bf ejaculated in me for the first time and I’m afraid. Should I take a plan b even though I’m on birth control ? I’m just afraid

Good question.

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.  But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

You could decide to take Emergency Contraception. Emergency contraception  is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation in the hopes of preventing pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Plan B is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will only work to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. Emergency contraception can be taken up to 5 days after, and is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Remember, hormonal methods of birth control do not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can protect against STIs. You can get condoms and dental dams for free at Teen Clinic!

If you have any more questions, or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call! 303-442-5160

I recently started using the Nuvaring. I waited 5 days to have sex…

…and my partner ejaculated inside me. Do I have a high chance of being pregnant?

When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the Nuvaring), it takes 1 week for the hormones to be integrated enough into the body to start preventing pregnancy.

Once the Nuvaring is at full effectiveness, it is preventing pregnancy by up to 99%. But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, you need to make sure you’re on time in changing it every month.

Because this was the first time you’d used the ring and you had unprotected sex 5 days into the week, you were not protected from pregnancy during the first week and are at risk of pregnancy.   You have the option of taking Plan B (emergency contraception) for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. It’s important to note though that the sooner you take emergency contraception, the more effective it will be.

But the only way you will know for sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test 14 days after unprotected sex and at that time you will get an accurate result.

If you have more questions, give us a call at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment or to talk with a provider.

 

Is the vaginal ring available at the clinic in Boulder?

Yes, it is available at both our Boulder and Longmont locations!

Let’s talk a little bit about what the vaginal ring, or Nuvaring, is and how it works.

The birth control ring, or Nuvaring, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

With that being said, the Nuvaring will be 92-99% effective in preventing pregnancy. When someone is using the ring as their birth control, they will only have to worry about taking it once a month! To use the Nuvaring, someone will take the ring and insert it into the vagina. Once the ring is in place, that’s where it will stay for three weeks. Once the third week is up, that person will remove the ring and leave it out for 1 week. At that time, that person will have their period. After that fourth week is up, a new ring will be inserted, starting the process over again.

When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the ring), they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective. After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% when taken correctly.

The ring is just one of many birth control options we offer at either the Boulder or Longmont locations.

Other methods that we offer at Teen Clinic that someone could use to effectively prevent pregnancy are:

  1. Abstinence– abstaining from oral, vaginal, and anal sex is the only way to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STIs 100% of the time
  2. Condoms, etc.– Male (external) condoms, female (internal) condoms, and dental dams help to reduce your risk of unplanned pregnancy and STIs
  3. Birth Control Pills (estrogen, progesterone, and a combination of both)-  take every day at the same time
  4. Birth Control Patch (Ortho Evra)- change every week
  5. Birth Control Ring (Nuvaring)- change every month
  6. Birth Control Shot (Depo Provera)- receive every 3 months
  7. Birth Control Implant (Nexplanon)-  effective for 3 years
  8. Intrauterine Device/IUD Hormonal (Mirena)-effective for 5 years
  9. Intrauterine Device/IUD Non-hormonal (Paragard)- effective for 10 years

If you have any additional questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I’m on birth control. How long should I wait before I let my boyfriend ejaculate inside me?

Once you’ve started taking a hormonal method of birth control, you will have to abstain or use a back-up method (like condoms) for one week until it will be effective in preventing pregnancy. It takes one week for the hormones to “kick in” and be effective in preventing pregnancy.

But keep in mind that your birth control is only going to be effective if you’re taking it correctly. Depending on which method you are using, there are special instructions on how to use it so that it’s most effective.

  • If you’re on the pill, you need to remember to take it at the same time every day.
  • If you’re on the patch, you need to remember to put a new one on once a week for three weeks.
  • If you’re on the ring, you need to remember to put a new one in once every three weeks.
  • If you’re on the shot, you need to remember to get the shot once every three months.
  • If you’re on the Nexplanon, you need to remember to get it changed out every three years.
  • If you’re on the Mirena IUD, you need to remember to get it changed out every five years.

If you are taking your hormonal method correctly and consistently, you will be up to 99% protected from pregnancy. If you are not taking it correctly however, effectiveness will go down.

In conclusion, if your boyfriend ejaculates inside of you but you’re taking your birth control correctly, you will be up to 99% protected from pregnancy. It’s always a good idea to use some type of barrier method (like condoms) in addition to a hormonal method of birth control to help reduce the risk of STI transmission.
If you have additional questions, give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I am currently on the Nuvaring. I have been on it for 10 days, but my partner and I had unprotected intercourse yesterday…

…Although he never ejaculated, there might have been pre-cum. I was wondering what my chances are of pregnancy and if I should take a pregnancy test?

Great question! Let’s start by talking about what the birth control ring (or Nuvaring) is.

The birth control ring, or Nuvaring, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

With that being said, the Nuvaring will be 92-99% effective in preventing pregnancy. When someone is using the ring as their birth control, they will only have to worry about taking it once a month! To use the Nuvaring, someone will take the ring and insert it into the vagina. Once the ring is in place, that’s where it will stay for three weeks. Once the third week is up, that person will remove the ring and leave it out for 1 week. At that time, that person will have their period. After that fourth week is up, a new ring will be inserted, starting the process over again.

Now that we’ve discussed what the ring is and how to use it, let’s talk about when it becomes effective!

When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the ring), they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective. After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% when taken correctly.

Because you had been using the Nuvaring continuously for 10 days before having unprotected sex, you will be 92-99% protected from pregnancy. After that initial week of starting a new hormonal method of birth control, if you are using the method correctly, you can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy.

Although pre-ejaculate (or pre-cum) does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Because you had been on your Nuvaring, your risk of pregnancy from pre-cum is very, very low.

But because pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs, it’s a great idea to consider condoms  and dental dams when you’re engaging in sexual activities. If used correctly and consistently, condoms can help reduce someone’s chances of contracting an STI. Using a hormonal method of birth control and using condoms at the same time will also increase someone’s chances of preventing unplanned pregnancy. Teen Clinic offers free condoms and dental dams.

Give us a call if you have more questions! 303-442-5160.

Today is a month since me and my mate had unprotected sex and I haven’t gotten my period yet. Is it the right time to take a pregnancy test to find out if I’m pregnant?

The only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test 14 days after unprotected sex. After that initial 14 days, you will get an accurate result.

Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests on an appointment only basis. Click here to see our hours at both our Boulder and Longmont locations and to find out how to make an appointment. If you are under 18, all of our services are completely free! If you are 18 or 19, there may be a small fee based on your income. You can see our pricing table here.

It’s a great idea to consider condoms  and dental dams when you’re engaging in sexual activities. If used correctly and consistently, condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STI transmission by up to 98%! Teen Clinic offers free condoms and dental dams.

Even if you are using condoms, it’s still important to think about starting a birth control method if you are engaging in the type of sex that can result in pregnancy. Teen Clinic offers quite a few methods that can help prevent unplanned pregnancy. Here are some examples of methods we provide and a little bit information about each one!

  1. Abstinence– abstaining from oral, vaginal, and anal sex is the only way to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STIs 100% of the time
  2. Condoms, etc.– Male (external) condoms, female (internal) condoms, and dental dams help to reduce your risk of unplanned pregnancy and STIs
  3. Birth Control Pills (estrogen, progesterone, and a combination of both)-  take every day at the same time
  4. Birth Control Patch (Ortho Evra)- change every week
  5. Birth Control Ring (Nuvaring)- change every month
  6. Birth Control Shot (Depo Provera)- receive every 3 months
  7. Birth Control Implant (Nexplanon)-  effective for 3 years
  8. Intrauterine Device/IUD Hormonal (Mirena)-effective for 5 years
  9. Intrauterine Device/IUD Non-hormonal (Paragard)- effective for 10 years

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160.