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Will my NuvaRing be less effective if I douche while it is in place? #1041/6
I douched while the NuvaRing is in. Will this cause the NuvaRing to be less effective?

The effectiveness of your NuvaRing is not compromised by douching or by vaginal medications.  Nor does the ring predispose you to any type of infection.  In fact, the NuvaRing apparently decreases a woman's risk for one important vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis.



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Posted 10-25-2006, Updated 2-18-2007, Updated 2-16-2009   

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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