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A female asked:

Im on the nuvaring birth control and this month i forgot to take it out i had unprotected sex for a week after the 3 weeks it recommends, pregnant?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Possible: Remove your NuvaRing immediately. Take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, then you can immediately insert a new NuvaRing and consider it to be Day 1 of Week 1. Use a backup birth control method for the next seven days in a row.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Pregnant ?: Probably not, as the Nuvaring has some ability to continue to work even after the manufacturer's stated deadline for using it. If your period is delayed, get a serum test (HCG) about a week after it is due, which is very accurate for pregnancy.

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