Post # 1
What about the NuvaRing? Do you need to double up if you’re on NuvaRing? I change mine every two weeks because I get headaches if there is the slightest dip in hormones so my doctor had me start changing it every two weeks instead of three. I only have a period once a year. Do you think we’d still need condoms?
Post # 3
no..it should be as effective as birth control pills are…and since your hormone levels are constant, i wouldnt think so
Post # 4
Sounds like a lot of plastic/latex!
I would say most definitely BC over load. But, Fiance and I are a bit too relaxed in this area so I guess it’s dependant of you and your comfort level
Post # 5
No, you do not need a condom with the nuva ring. I used to have this and you’ll be fine except once in a while it was like playing ring toss while we were having sex…(lol). You’ll be fine.
Post # 6
I personally wouldn’t use both, but there is always a very small chance…unless there is some health or major school/professional conflict, I don’t think its worth the bother of condoms with your husband!
Post # 7
No, the ring is as effective as the pill, and has a lower chance of human error. Just make sure you check it regularly. I used it for years, and it came out once in that time, but I didn’t notice for a while because I was being lazy.
Post # 8
No Ma’am you do not! But I agree with Monita, make sure it doesn’t er… get hooked on anything afterwards!
Post # 9
My Fiance got really freaked out by the Nuvaring when I was on it. He didn’t like it at all. He said he could kind of feel it from time to time and he was freaked out about getting some form of hormones tranfered to him that way (which is not supposed to be possible but hey that’s how STD’s are tranmistted so I could see his concern). Nuvaring was TERRIBLE for me it made me evil! In the end we found out I can’t be on any form of BC because of PMDD and the BC hormones mixing terribly for me which is certainly not very fun but oh well.
Post # 10
@Cricket I also suffer from PMDD and found out on my own that I simply cannot be on BC. It is like I am another person! (and not a nice one either) 🙂 Just out of curiousity, how do you treat yours?
Post # 11
I never used a condom with Nuvaring unless I was just inserting after having not had one in for an extended amount of time.
Post # 12
No birth control is failproof – I got pregnant on the pill taking it perfectly. If your body needs an abnormal dosage of your homorne (ie every 2 weeks instead of 3), i’d be a little worried that my body could still ovulate unexpectedly. I had this attitude that I was “on the pill” and “taking it perfectly” and that I couldn’t get pregnant. Oh, YES you can! We use both a different pill AND a spermicidal contaceptive film – it is a dry sheet that you insert that dissolves to form both a chemical and physical barrier. I’ve found that it doesn’t foam up or leak like other spermicides can, and it is about as effective as condoms are. A great option if you want to “make sure”!
Post # 13
We do!! We start with out a condom but finish with one. Nothing makes Fiance more nervous than an unexpected pregnancy, so we are extra cautious. And, frankly, it helps things last longer. 🙂
Post # 14
@crayfish: that works with BC pills, but spermicide can mess up the nuvaring’s effectiveness. Just clarifying that for the original poster.
Post # 15
Please visit http://www.nuvaring.com/Consumer/faqs/index.asp and click the FAQ labeled
“Can I use vaginal medications when using NuvaRing?”
You will notice the response is
“Use of spermicides or vaginal yeast products will not reduce the contraceptive efficacy of NuvaRing.”
Therefore, your response to crayfish is incorrect. Spermicides in no way interfere with the NuvaRing.