Is my Nuva Ring effective?

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.