Has anyone heard of norplant, or is using it? I pretty much know the basics about it, I'm planning in getting it sooner or later... I'm wondering if anyone knows the cost of it, and if there is a set age limit. Like not just being 18 to get it on your own, but if you have to be older. Then if any of you have it, how's it going with that?
I heard they stopped using it all together. Why would you want some nasty thing in placed into your arm? I heard it's very unsightly and painful. Is there a reason you don't want to use pills, patches, shots or the ring?
Are you sure they stopped doing that? It's just that to be able to be care-free for 5 years is very enticing to me. rather then the pill, which i wouldn't be able to do cus my dumbass would forget to take them everyday.. the patch was my second option though. I've never even heard about the ring though, what is that?
Yes Norplant is no longer available.
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I use pills, but here's some info I found on the ring.
NuvaRing® is a different kind of birth control. The comfortable, flexible contraceptive ring that is about two inches in diameter is used to prevent pregnancy. You insert NuvaRing® into your vagina just once a month. The muscles in your vaginal wall will keep NuvaRing® in place for three weeks. During that time, it will slowly release a low dose of hormones that are needed to prevent pregnancy.
When 21 days are completed, simply remove NuvaRing® to allow your body to have its menstrual cycle. After a seven-day break, you will insert a new ring to continue to be protected against pregnancy.
How does it work?
NuvaRing® contains two types of hormones, estrogen and progestin (just like the pill), that prevent your ovaries from producing mature eggs. NuvaRing® provides benefits similar to oral contraceptives, but without the daily pill-taking routine.
The hormone release is activated by contact with the vagina. The walls of your vagina absorb the hormones and distribute them into your bloodstream. Because of this method of administration you get 99% effectiveness2,3 (when used as directed) with a low dose of hormones.
NuvaRing®'s low, steady hormone release can mean a low incidence of side effects, such as headaches, nausea and breast tenderness, and breakthrough bleeding2,4. This steady, consistent release over the entire month also means NuvaRing® has fewer hormonal ups and downs than daily or weekly birth control methods.