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November 1, 2013

Is Nuvaring Birth Control Safe?

Nuvaring Birth Control SafetyNuvaring was introduced in 2001 as a safe alternative to the oral birth control contraceptives. Rising to fame due to be marketed as the perfect solution for active women, Nuvaring claimed to be 99% effective with the added benefit of not having to be consumed on a regular basis like oral contraceptives. It is estimated that over one million women have used the Nuvaring since its inception.

What is Nuvaring?

Nuvaring is a small flexible band that is about two-inches in diameter. It is inserted into the vagina and left in place for exactly three weeks.

While inserted in the vagina, the band released two specialized hormones, progestin and estrogen. These are the same hormones that are release when using oral contraception. The combination of these hormones work, to trick the body into not allowing the ovaries to produce eggs for fertilization.

At the end of the three week period, the ring is removed and the menstrual cycle begins within a few days. Nuvaring is then reinserted in exactly one week.

Side Effects of Nuvaring

There are several side effects associated with use of the Nuvaring. These include:
– Vaginal irritations and infections
– Nausea
– Weight gain
– Headaches
– Vaginal secretion
– Blood clots
– Heart attack
– Stroke

The Problem With Nuvaring

When Nuvaring was introduced to the market, it was believed that it maintained a similar risk for blood clots that oral contraception did. However, recent studies have proven this to be inaccurate. Studies reported by the FDA, the New England Journal for Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, have all revealed that women using Nuvaring are at a 90 percent great risk of having a blood clot than women who use oral birth control pills.

Lawsuit Against Nuvaring

Since many women were using Nuvaring, many had to deal with blood clots. Currently, there is a lawsuit pending in the court system that includes 1,419 women (to date), who claim to have been greatly affected by the Nuvaring side effects.

The lawsuit claims that Merck, the makers of Nuvaring, withheld information about the potential risk involved in using their product, while downplaying the apparent risks associated with Nuvaring’s use. Merck denies any wrongdoing. A trial date for Nuvaring has been set for January 27, 2014.

If you or anyone that you know experienced a blood clot, stroke, or heart attack after the use of the Nuvaring, it is not too late to become part of this lawsuit. They are still accepting plaintiffs in this case.

If you are currently using the Nuvaring or are considering starting it, you should talk to your doctor about the adverse health risks associated with its use.

What do you think of Nuvaring? Let us know in the comment box below.

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July 13, 2012

How to: NuvaRing Insertion Guide

Filed under: NuvaRing — crobinson @ 7:16 am

Confused woman in blueSure, Nuvaring is a soft plastic ‘ring,’ but the ring shape has little to no bearing on how this contraceptive works. Nuvaring is hormonal, working like the birth control pill. The only difference is that you don’t have to remember to take the pill on-time, every day.
Your body absorbs hormones from the ring, once it’s inside. These hormones are what causes the contraception, and not the ring shape.

How to Insert NuvaRing

  • Pinch the ring to flatten it out. Instead of an ‘O,’ make it more ‘I’ shaped.
  • Push the ring inside your vagina. Keep pushing until it’s all the way inside, but don’t stop there. Follow it in with your finger to make sure it’s at or near your cervix. (If you’re having trouble, be patient. It might take a try or two the first time.)
  • Make sure the ring is far enough in so that it’s not likely to come out. The shape of the ring and your own vaginal muscles will keep the ring inside.
  • You’re done!

NuvaRing Removal

  • Find the ring inside your vagina with your finger.
  • Hook your fingertip around the ring.
  • Gently pull out. The ring is soft enough that it should bend and flex as it comes out.
  • That’s it!

NuvaRing Facts You Should Know

Keep NuvaRing in for 3 weeks at a time. Then, take a 1-week break for your period. This is just like the birth control pill, when you would either stop taking the pill for a week or take a placebo to keep in the habit of taking a pill every day.
You can take NuvaRing out for 3 hours at a time, if you want to. However, most NuvaRing users agree that it does not affect their lives having it in.
Most couples do not notice NuvaRing during intercourse, or they don’t mind it even if they can feel it a little. However, you have the option to take it out. Just remember to put it back in. And don’t leave it out for more than 3 hours. (That means no falling asleep until it’s back in.)

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January 7, 2010

9 Important Birth Control Events of the Decade

In the last century we’ve witnessed extravagant improvements and findings to do with forms of contraception. However, in the last 10 years we’ve continued to experience many more changes to contraception as well. These changes include new forms of contraceptive, an abortion pill, changes in the prices and availability of a variety of birth control methods, and more.

1. In 2006 we were introduced to Seasonique, the extended cycle birth control pill. These pills were made available to women who want to reduce the number of times they had a bleeding period to four times a year. In 2007 Lybrel was approved and was designed to put a complete stop to periods all together. These pills improve the lifestyle of women who suffer from severe menstrual problems.

2. In 2002 a new form of sterilization for women was approved by the FDA. This procedure was designed for women who did not want to undergo surgery. Essure is a surgery-free contraceptive procedure. There are no incisions required – instead, small coil inserts are placed within the fallopian tubes. In 2009, the Essure surgery was publicized when Trista Sutter from the Bachelorette announced she was going to undergo the Essure procedure.

3. In 2007, the Family Planning services received an increase in their funding. This was to provide low income families with family planning services they would be able to afford. The group had been in need of an increase for many years. The 17 million dollar increase helped prevent about 20 million unintended pregnancies. 9 million of these prevented pregnancies would have otherwise been aborted.

4. President Obama was sworn into office on January 20th 2009. His promises for a woman’s right to choose her own reproductive freedoms helped him win the support of many Americans. Polls showed that 91% of Americans strongly favor the use of contraceptives. Obama declared that Roe.V Wade (support of abortion in the US)

“Not only protects womens health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters.”

5. In 2000, the state-of-the-art IUD (Intrauterine Device) Mirena was approved. Because of the IUD’s reputation, the hassle-free Mirena IUD is still continuing to pick up in popularity. Mirena offers women a new combination hormone birth control option. One IUD can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years and is 99.9% effective making it one of the most effective reversible contraceptive options out there.

6. In 2007, it was reported that teen pregnancy rates were on the rise for the first time in 14 years. In addition, it was also noted that the number of teens with STDs rose to 1 in 4 American teenage women. Read more about teen pregnancy and STD rates here.

7. The “morning after” emergency contraceptive pill took a lot of heat throughout the decade. Even today there is still controversy surrounding the pill. When the Plan B pill became available in the US in 1999, it was not available over the counter or to those over 18 years old. In 2003, the FDA voted for Plan B to be sold without a prescription but it wasn’t until 2006 when the FDA finally approved the sale of Plan B over the counter to those over 18. Plan B was not available to women under 18 until March 2009.

8. In 2001 the Nuvaring was approved. Nuvaring is a flexible ring that releases hormones to protect against pregnancy and inserted into the vagina. The Nuvaring gave women another reversible birth control option and is a perfect alternative to birth control pills.

9. American’s were extra cautious in 2009 when they saw the reality of the recession. Many partners used more contraceptives that in any other year in order to not get pregnant. To them, a baby seemed like another expense. This inflated the birth control sales by up to 10% for OTC products, 6% for condom sales, and a whopping 50-75% increase in the number of vasectomies performed on American men.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

November 19, 2009

Birth Control Ring: Introduced in India

India’s birth control plan is beginning to pick up. With a population of 684 million and counting, all methods of birth control are happily accepted. It New Delhi on November 18th, a US based pharmaceutical company in Oregon launched a birth control ring that apparently has no side effects.

Nuvaring is popular form of birth control in North America and Europe that has recently been introduced in India as an easy method of birth control. Nuvaring is a transparent flexible ring that contains hormones which enter the blood stream daily inhibiting ovulation. The ring is a simple and effective reversible birth control procedure because unlike the pill where you take one everyday, it only requires that you insert the ring once a week for three weeks of the month.

Managing director of Organon K.G Ananthakrishnan says that only 20% of women use contraceptives in India. He suggests that the ring is a good idea because it does not have any side effects and will not obstruct other daily activities.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.

August 28, 2007

NuvaRing Side Effects

Filed under: birth control,Nuva Ring,NuvaRing,side effects,Uncategorized — Ashlynn @ 9:41 am

NuvaRing® side effects including blood clots, stroke and heart attack have been reported by women using this relatively new form of birth control. Side effects of NuvaRing® are associated with the hormone desogestrel which can cause changes in the blood clotting system allowing blood clots to form more easily. NuvaRing birth control was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on October 3, 2001 and first marketed in the United States in July 2002. NuvaRing® is used by approximately 1.5 million women worldwide.

NuvaRing® is a flexible polyethylene vinyl acetate ring around 2 inches in diameter. NuvaRing® is considered a third generation combination hormonal contraceptive. It contains a combination of the hormones estrogen and etonogestrel which is a synthetic form of the progestin desogestrel. NuvaRing® uses a different form of progestin compared to older contraceptives. Third generation contraceptives containing desogestrel have recently come under fire due to the increased risk of blood clots (venous thrombosis). The newer progestins (desogestrel) in third generation contraceptives were intended to lessen the adverse effects caused by older contraceptives such as hirsutism, weight gain, and acne.

Combination hormonal contraceptives contain both estrogen and progestins. NuvaRing® contains the progestin desogestrel which, according to studies going back to 1995, doubles the risk of blood clots compared to second generation oral contraceptives. Organon, the manufacturer of NuvaRing® is aware of the increased risk of blood clots associated with third generation oral contraceptives. The NuvaRing® warning label states:

The hormones in NuvaRing® may cause changes in your bloodclotting system which may allow your blood to clot more easily. If blood clots form in your legs, they can travel to the lungs and cause a sudden blockage of a vessel carrying blood to the lungs. Rarely, clots occur in the blood vessels of the eye and may cause blindness, double vision, or other vision problems. The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing® than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills. It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NuvaRing® use than with the use of certain birth control pills.

The side effects of NuvaRing® can increase depending on several risk factors. Increased risk factors include: women over age 35, smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day, diabetes, and high levels of blood cholesterol or fat. Warning signs of potentially more serious NuvaRing® side effects include:

  • sharp chest pain, coughing blood, or sudden shortness of breath (possible clot in the lung)
  • pain in the calf (back of lower leg – possible clot in the leg)
  • crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack)
  • sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness, or fainting, problems with vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke)
  • sudden partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye)

Currently there are no non-industry sponsored studies showing that third generation contraceptives such as NuvaRing® are more effective when compared to second generation contraceptives especially given the increased risk of blood clots associated with desogestrel.

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Birth Control Buzz is a service company that provides birth control prices, types of birth control(prescription required), health administrative services, and birth control statistics predominantly to US patients seeking to purchase pharmaceuticals on-line. For more information, call 1-866-868-8850 or visit http://www.birthcontrolbuzz.com/.