Patient :I've been on the nuvaring a few years with no problems, and I just reinserted a new one this week. Last night however, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, and he found my ring in his underwear in the morning. It was only out for 5 or 6 hours, how likely is it that I will become pregnant? I know all the literature says 3 hours out maximum, Is taking something like Plan B necessary to prevent pregnancy? And do we need to use a backup method for the next week?
Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that you would become pregnant from this encounter but if you are concerned about being pregnant, you can take a pregnancy test confirm whether this is so or not. If are sure that you are not ready to be pregnant, you can employ emergency contraception such as Plan B if you choose to.
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