Originally Posted by Hybrid007
I am a little skeptical about this. I read an article about how the pill can be inserted up the vagina and it would be completely safe and effective. This is usually recommended for women who have the flu or vomit soon after the pill is taken. I asked my doctor if this was true and she has never heard to such a thing. Now i think about that NuvaRing and it seems like this can be true. It it possible? Would it desovle inside and cause irritation? How would it be absorbed in the bloodstream? Would a woman get the same side effects since it would be more local?
For what it's worth, there is a non-birth control estrogen tablet that is meant to be inserted into the vagina. It's mostly used by menopausal women, but it's a vaginal hormone tablet nonetheless.
Anyway, I've heard that this could be done, although I personally wouldn't try it. There haven't been many (or any well-done) studies performed on this technique. The pill is designed to be ingested, and that's how it should be done. However, I guess inserting it vaginally would be better than nothing. But, like I said, it'd reserve that for unique circumstances.