http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/nuvaring-side-effects-info-page.cfm. Emily Mapp Brannon and Richard Shapiro talk about the NuvaRing birth control device and what makes it different from other forms of birth control. Yes, NuvaRing is more convenient than "taking the pill" since you just have to use NuvaRing once a month. But is convenience really worth the risks associated with NuvaRing? Using the devices can have serious side effects like blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and so forth.