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What should I know about NuvaRing before taking it?

NuvaRing is available only by prescription. Your doctor will discuss your medical history with you prior to prescribing NuvaRing. When you begin taking NuvaRing, you might have to take extra precautions for one week, including possibly using a back-up method of birth control. However, if you have been using birth control pills or the birth control skin patch and want to begin using NuvaRing, you may not need other back-up methods.

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