The Contraceptive Ring contains two hormones, an Oestrogen and a Progestogen which are similar to the naturally produced hormones by the ovaries. The ring can be easily moved to ensure full comfort.
The ring provides around 99% contraceptive effectiveness when correctly used.
The Nuva ring is a contraceptive which is inserted into the Vagina. It contains two hormones, the Oestrogen Ethinylestradiol and the Progestogen Etonogestrel. The ring releases 15micrograms of Ethinylestradiol and 120 micrograms of Etonogestrel over 24 hours. It is inserted Once a month providing over 99% effectiveness.
It has an outer diameter of 54mm and a cross sectional diameter of 4mm. It is flexible and can be manipulated to make insertion and removal easier. It is made of Plastic and is transparent and is safe whilst inside the vagina.
The ring is inserted Once a month, preferably at the beginning of your usual monthly menstrual cycle. It is removed after 3 weeks (21 days). This is followed by a 7 days ring free interval where you will usually experience a menstrual bleed. A new ring is inserted after the 7 days.
The Nuva Ring website offers an in depth guide on how to insert and remove the ring safely.
There are always negative effects from using hormonal devices. Some common effects are listed, the incidence and likelihood is low as the ring is normally well tolerated.
Some effects include but not limited to:
The Ring and other Medication
The ring releases hormones to the bloodstream. Due to this, there can be negative effects when taking other medication together.
Page last reviewed: June 2018
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