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I use NuvaRing for my birth control and Planned Parenthood mentioned continuous cycle, how does that work?

Since you already use NuvaRing, you know how it works: you keep the ring in for three straight weeks, take it out for one week (which is when you’ll usually get your period), put a new one in, and repeat. Even during the break week, you’re protected from pregnancy.

Some people like to use NuvaRing continuously to keep from getting their periods. This is simple: all you have to do is skip your break week, and instead put a new ring in every three weeks. It’s normal to have spotting or bleeding for the first six months.

Some women like getting their periods, and others don’t. Using NuvaRing continuously is completely safe, except for women who shouldn’t use NuvaRing in the first place.

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