A 20-year-old male asked:
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besides being a vaginal placed bc, what is so different from the nuvaring than the pill? is there less hormones in it?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nuva ring : The nuva ring actually has a greater concentration of hormone because it has to be absorbed through the vaginal mucosa.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
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Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: There is not too much difference other than the method of delivery. The amount of hormones is basically the same.
Answered on Sep 16, 2012
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
More stable: Since the hormones in NuvaRing are absorbed directly into the mucosa avoiding the liver on first pass, they are less likely to be affected by the concomitant use of antibiotics. So the need for back up contraception is avoided with nuvaring.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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