Vaginal ring

How It Works

It is a flexible vaginal ring that is about 2 inches in diameter. It is inserted in the vagina once a month. Like the Pill it releases hormones that prevent the ovaries from producing eggs, it changes the vaginal mucous to prevent sperm from reaching the egg and changes the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The walls of the vagina absorb the hormone. You insert the ring into your vagina for a period of 21 days and then remove it for 7 days, during which time you will get your period.


-Is easily inserted and removed by the women

-Provides steady consistent hormone release

-Periods lighter, shorter, more regular and less painful

-Able to have uninterrupted sex

-Very effective if taken as directed


-Does not protect against STI’s

-Slight increase in vaginal discharge or vaginal infections possible

-If the ring is removed and is out for more than 3 hours, you will need to use a back-up method of birth control until your next cycle.

-After dispensing, NuvaRing can be stored for up to 4 months at 2-30 degrees C

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