60%

would recommend this method to other women


5 women have reviewed NuvaRing

It’s brilliant

I’m happy with it

It’s ok - does the trick

Mostly not satisfied

Not at all satisfied

Last review from:

Cat, United States, 07/01/2019

NuvaRing

Implants, Rings, Patches & Shots

The NuvaRing is a small plastic ring (it’s 5.4cm wide & 0.4cm thick) – it’s flexible (which helps you insert it into your vagina). NuvaRing works by releasing small doses of progestin (etonogestrel) and estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) – for the whole time you have it in, it’s continuously releasing those hormones.

You keep the NuvaRing in for 3 weeks, and then out for one week (when you usually have a period). Seven days after you’ve removed the ring, you put a new one back in (they usually come in packs of 3).

Check with your doctor if you’re switching to the ring from a different form of hormonal contraception – you may need to use backup protection for the first days.

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Key facts about NuvaRing

  • NuvaRing is around 98- 99% effective when inserted correctly
  • The hormones in the ring prevent ovulation, so there’s no egg for any sperm to fertilise.
  • It is worth using a period tracking app or having reminders in your calendar for the removal days
  • As with any other hormonal contraceptive, the NuvaRing won’t protect you against STIs – for that, condoms are the only option
  • Some doctors don’t recommend the NuvaRing for women over 35 and smokers and with certain pre-existing medical conditions. Always supplement your own research with professional medical advice.

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