descent2madness (descent2madness) wrote in vaginapagina,

Switching Birth Control Methods

Hello fellow VPers! I really hope you all can help me!

Okay so here is my situation. I am currently on the NuvaRing and will be taking it out this weekend (Sunday May 8th) for my usual withdrawal bleed. I went for a consultation today to have an IUD inserted which will occur on Tuesday May 17th (so nine days AFTER I remove my ring). Now normally I would have just kept the ring in for the extra fourth week but this IS that extra fourth week so by this Sunday, there will be no hormones left. I don't have any more rings so I won't be inserting anything on the 15th when I normally would.

My question is this: I know I definitely need to use backup protection starting the Sunday the ring normally would have been inserted, but should I use it all next week as well since the sperm may survive and the lack of hormones for those couple days may let my ovaries relax enough to ovulate? Thanks!

xposted to birthcontrol
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