What should I avoid while using NuvaRing?

You should not smoke while using NuvaRing. You should also not use a diaphragm as back-up birth control while using NuvaRing. Do not wear the NuvaRing only during intercourse, as this will not help avoid pregnancy. Insert the NuvaRing for a full three weeks, and then remove it for one week to allow menstruation to occur.

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