Long term birth control at student health

Implanon - under the skin hormonal contraception

model IUD - rubber simulates the hormones on the main stem

Nuva Ring model - the real thing is translucent

I visited Carnegie Mellon’s Student Health Center and saw some medical models of birth control methods that are less familiar to me: the Ring, the Implant and the IUD. All are available at Student Health. In my interviews of 17 women, I’ve only met one or two who have used the Ring. One woman mentioned she had a friend who took the ring out before sex so her partner couldn’t feel it. (Is this a bad idea?) Another said that she’d had sex with the ring and when her partner came out, the ring was around his penis! She said they’d joke, “it’s a hole in one!”


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