Some women hate taking pills. Others wince at the thought of implants or injections. Now there's a new choice for long-term birth control. In early October the FDA approved use of the NuvaRing, a thin flexible plastic ring that women can flatten like a rubber band and insert once a month into the vagina. Moisture and body heat activate the release of the same progestin and estrogen found in low-dose birth-control pills. Its makers say that NuvaRing is just as effective at preventing pregnancy and may cause fewer complications than the Pill.
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