You can stop using the ring at any point in your menstrual cycle. Use another form of birth control right away if youre not planning to get pregnant.
When can I stop using NuvaRing?
NuvaRing is non-biodegradable so it will not dissolve. It releases a low dose of hormones into your body over the course of 3 weeks. After that time, you need to remove it, take a week off from NuvaRing, and insert a new one 7 days after removal. How do I insert and remove NuvaRing?
Can you stop taking birth control for a month and then start again?
Yup! You can totally save those unused packs of birth control and take them at a later time when you decide to start using the pill again — just make sure that the packs are full (no missing pills) and theyre not expired when you want to take them again (check the expiration date on the wrapper).
Is it OK to skip birth control for a month?
Its totally safe to skip your period using birth control pills, and it wont affect how well they work to prevent pregnancy. If you do this, you may have some spotting, especially if you havent done it before or only do it every now and then. This is totally normal and safe.
Is it OK to take a break from birth control?
Taking an occasional break from birth control pills offers no benefits and may increase the risk of blood clots or unintended pregnancy. If youre concerned about long-term use of birth control pills, discuss the risks and benefits with your health care provider.
What happens if you stop taking the pill half way through a pack?
Stopping your birth control pills mid-pack can cause symptoms such as irregular periods, spotting, and cramping as your body struggles to fall back to a regular menstrual cycle. These problems are temporary and will not pose any long-term risks to your health.
What happens if I skip my placebo pills and go straight to a new pack?
Yup, its totally fine to skip the non-hormonal pills (aka placebo pills or reminder pills) in your pill pack. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.
At what age should I stop taking birth control?
All women can stop using contraception at the age of 55 as getting pregnant naturally after this is very rare. For safety reasons, women are advised to stop the combined pill at 50 and change to a progestogen-only pill or other method of contraception.