09/07/2019

Vaginal ring

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

18 months - 3 years

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'7"/170cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb

Currently using

Currently using:

No I've stopped using it

Experience

I enjoyed the Nuva Ring. I chose it because I knew the pill wasn't for me. It was the first and only birth control I have been on so far. I only stopped because I no longer had a sexual partner. It is something that you have to mention to a new sexual partner because they may feel it through intercourse and will feel it with fingering. I am now considering getting a hormonal IUD, simply because they are more effective and you don't need to change them every month.

Impact whilst taking

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

I don’t know / can’t tell

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Side effects whilst taking

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Down There

No effects on the nether regions

The reviewer also experienced the following side effects...

decreased PMS, decreased period period cramps

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

6 - 12 months

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Down There

No effects on the nether regions

Experience after taking

For the first few months, my periods were strange, I had one really long cycle, one really short, one period that was just spotting, and one that was really heavy. All totally healthy, but strange after being on a regular cycle for three years of Nuva Ring use. I also noticed that my periods went back to what they were before (more cramps, heavier flow, more irregular cycle) but I did expect that.

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