Flushing, NY
A 32-year-old female asked:

Today is sunday and i'm supposed to insert my birth control, nuvaring, but my period has not started yet. should i insert it today anyway?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Preg test: Check a pregnancy test. If negative then you are welcome to go ahead and start nuvaring.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2014

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