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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can nuvaring affect a man's penis? never had a problem before, until i started the ring, now boyfriend's penis is slightly irritated & i am std free

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Dr. Keita Sakon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not impossible: Somewhat unlikely, but you can take out the ring during intercourse and put it back in afterwards if that continues to be a problem.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
??: Never heard of it. The rate of allergic relation to the device, in the vagina, is low. The penis, with non mucosal skin and limited contact may create a problem but it seems low probability. The ring can be removed and replaced but don't leave it out for long; try intercourse without the ring after he heals to see if there is a difference.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2015

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