Continuous use of nuva ring

Patient

Q: Hi I'm a 17 year old on nuva ring (etonogestrel /ethinyl estradiol slow release vaginal ring) I'm on continuous use meaning i put one in then three weeks later I take it out and instead of having a off week or period I put a new one in right away. My question is how okay is this for me to do and should I let my body have a period every few months?

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