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Hate Condoms? Try The NuvaRing

Are condoms not your favorite choice of birth control?

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If not, check out the NuvaRing. Once a month, you insert a little flexible contraceptive ring inside you. It releases a low dose of hormones for 3 weeks to prevent you from getting pregnant.

After 3 weeks, you remove the ring, which brings on your period. After 7 days, you insert a new ring for another 3 weeks, and so the cycle goes.

What's cool about the NuvaRing is that it's monophasic, meaning it delivers a consistent and steady dose of hormones for 3 weeks, so you won't feel the annoying ups and downs you might experience with regular birth control pills. This is also a great option for women who love the consistency and effectiveness of the Pill, but have a hard time remembering to take it every day.

Remember that the NuvaRing does NOT protect you from STIs, so this form of birth control is best if you are in a monogomous relationship with someone who is STI-free.

I have some friends who swear by the NuvaRing and think it's the best thing since chocolate. What do you guys think? Do any of you use it?

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