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My husband came home from deployment and I forgot to put the ring in on the first day of my period. I incerted it on the day after my period ended (7 days after the start of my period) Am I still protected?

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replied May 9th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A34811
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Nuvaring should be re-inserted within 7 day break time (it should be left in place for 3 full weeks). If you have not inserted a new one within 7 days of removal of your last Nuvaring, you are recommended to use back-up protection if having intercourse (within first 7 days of use of next Nuvaring) for additional protection. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and clarification.
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