What is it?
NuvaRing is a thin, transparent, flexible ring that you insert into the vagina. It is left in for three weeks, during which time slowly releases estrogen and progestin hormones into the body. The ring is worn for three weeks, and is then removed for one week. Then a new ring must be inserted.
If certain medication including antibiotics are taken, the effectiveness of the ring decreases.
How does it work?
NuvaRing has three ways of working:
- It can prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary);
- It can cause the mucus in the cervix to change so that if sperm reach the cervix, it is more difficult for them to enter; and
- It can alter the lining of the uterus so that if the first and two actions fail and a new human being is created, the tiny baby boy or girl will die before he or she can actually attach to the lining of the uterus.
WARNING: You may be told that the NuvaRing can not cause abortion, but that statement is based on the incorrect notion that pregnancy begins when the baby implants in the lining of the womb. This is dishonest and scientifically false. Don't be misled.
Is it safe?
No. Here is a partial list of possible effects:
- vaginal discharge or irritation
- weight gain
- breast tenderness
- mood changes
- irregular bleeding
- severe abdominal pain
- increased risk of breast cancer
- increased risk of cervical cancer
- chest pain or shortness of breath
- severe headaches
- eye problems such as blurred vision
- severe leg or arm pain or numbness
What is my best option?
Some people may try to convince you that NuvaRing is totally without risk. But that is not true. NuvaRing could be harmful to you. It also has the potential to abort your baby - without you ever knowing it.
Chastity is the best choice for single people. It helps you stay healthy and assures that you will not be faced with so-called emergency in the first place. If you are married, be faithful to your spouse; and if you really have sufficient reason to avoid having a baby right now, learn about the natural family planning.
Why take chances with physical or emotional health when you have such excellent options?
Be good to yourself. Don't use NuvaRing