.I started using NuvaRing in 2008. Before that, I had a very casual relationship with oral contraceptives, in that I technically had an active prescription for the pill but only deigned to take it sometimes. I know - such a disaster. So, when my gynecologist introduced me to NuvaRing when I was 20, I thought I had found the answer to my lazy-girl prayers. Fast-forward six years later, and I was still on the Ring, and very happy with it.
I know you've all been anticipating the rumored exposé from Vanity Fair about Gwyneth Paltrow, but for me the real scandal came in the magazine's December feature on NuvaRing. Writer Marie Brenner revealed some seriously scary stuff about the risk of pulmonary embolisms women face when on the Ring. The stories Brenner shared about Megan Henry and Erika Langhart - both healthy women under the age of 30 - were particularly harrowing. And, after about 15 seconds of reflection, I decided I would call my doctor when I got homeRead More »from Why I Quit Birth Control