Vaginal rings (NuvaRing & Annovera)
The ring is a hormonal birth control method. The hormones prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus to effectively prevent pregnancy.
How it's used
This method is a small, flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina. The ring stays in the vagina (after a few times using it, you won't even feel it) and releases hormones for three weeks. It is removed for the fourth week during your period.
For NuvaRing, new ring is inserted each month. You do NOT need a medical provider to insert/remove the ring; it's very easy to do on your own.
For Annovera, you can use the same ring for one year. Vaginal ring prescriptions come with a case to keep the ring clean when it's not in your vagina.
How well does it work?
With typical use, the ring is 92% effective. This is because some people forget to insert it and/or replace it at the right time, which makes it less effective. But if used correctly and consistently, it can be up to 99.7% effective at preventing pregnancy.
How do I get it?
The vaginal ring requires a prescription. It’s important to visit with a medical provider to ensure the ring is right for you