“Ok, I’ve been using NuvaRing for almost 5 months. I have always been really good at removing the ring on time and putting it in around the same time, but this time i forgot until almost 5 hours after i normally do it, and when i remembered i put it in…was that ok? Is it still effective? Should my boyfriend and I take extra precautions or are we ok? thanks so much!!”
A: Since the new ring was inserted over three hours late, it is recommended that you use a condom for at least week as a back-up method.
“ive been a patient at the Family Planning Clinic in Painesville. i havent needed your services for awhile because i got contracted at my place of employment. I was injured at my job Sept 2010 and since its been over a year that ive been out on workers comp they have dropped me from thier insurance. curently i have no income due to them refusing to pay me anymore. i have been to a dermatolagist and diagnosed with deep acne, the doctor reccomended NUVA RING and ive had success. I also benifit from this because im not the best at remembering to take birthcontrol everyday. Ive been on the DEPO shot before and gained alot of wieght. i would like to continue with the NUVA RING but have no money for donation and no insurance. i looked into getting it at my local pharmacy without insurance and its outragously priced for someone in my situation who cant work, and has no income. Also i am in a relationship and use condoms but do not want kids esspecially in my finacial situation cant afford an “accident”. Basicly can i return to the clinic and recieve NUVA RING?”
A: Yes you can get Nuva Ring here at Family Planning. You will have to have an exam to get the birth control. Our fees are based of a sliding fee scale.
“Been on the nuva ring for awhile now and the past few months I been spotting is there a reason why? should I be concerned?”
A: One of the side effects of the Nuva Ring can be spotting or bleeding between periods. If still concerned, we recommend calling to make an appointment at Family Planning or your health care provider.