NuvaRing (the vaginal ring)

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. A new ring is inserted each month. You do NOT need a medical provider to insert/remove the NuvaRing; it's very easy to do on your own.

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.

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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