CNN Anderson Cooper 360 is presenting a three-part series on NuvaRing.
Unfortunately, the 3 part series was bumped. A new time will be announced soon. Click on the image to watch the trailer.
- You only have to insert it once a month (and take it out once a month), but that’s only two things to remember.
- You don’t have to remember to take a pill every day or remember to do anything before sex to prevent pregnancy.
- And it protects you from getting pregnant!
- Every one says it’s safe. (Okay, let’s be honest here, you’ve heard a few stories, so not every one says it’s safe.)
It’s so convenient!
Nothing will happen to you. After all, you’re young, you’re healthy. Right?
That’s exactly what the women we know thought before they developed serious conditions like DVTs, strokes, pulmonary embolisms or died.
So what are those risks you keep hearing about?
When we say risks, we don’t mean the common side effects, such as
- vaginal infections and irritation
- weight gain
- breast tenderness
- and other typical side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives, not to mention moodiness, irritability, itchiness, and all those other annoying responses of your body.
NuvaRing is made with a third generation progestin. Third generation (and fourth generation) progestins repeatedly show a higher risk in major studies. There are other problems about NuvaRing that we discuss on other pages, but you can see the latest study out of europe in this graph or click on this link to RxISK.org for their data on the things that are reported about NuvaRing.
NuvaRing is advertised as a continuous low dose product, but read here what Best Pills, Worst Pills has to say about the research.
We are talking here about the real risks: the risks to your health, the risks that put you in the hospital, now and in the future, and especially the risks to your life.
There are other long-term effects to taking hormonal birth control that have to do with increased risks for cancer, which we will talk more about later.
We’re talking about
Estrogen is in a group of compounds named for their importance in the reproductive cycle. They are the primary female sex hormones. They are used in almost all combination hormonal contraceptives, along with Progestin, a synthetic progestogen used to suppress ovulation.
Estrogen affects the natural blood clotting mechanism in your body. That is why you always hear that there is an increased risk of blood clots, and all those other really bad reactions, when people talk about taking hormonal birth control. The type of progestin used in a birth control product affects the estrogen in your body. This is why there are concerns about the third and fourth generation progestins, which show a higher risk for serious, life threatening reactions.
We hope you take a look around this site to learn more.
We believe in a woman’s choice to become pregnant when she wants to, but we also want you to find the safest birth control possible.
Yes, all hormonal birth control have risks, but some have more risk than others.
Other sites where you can learn more about NuvaRing:
IMPORTANT: Information shared on this website is not intended to
take the place of the discussion that you should have with your doctor/health provider.