Who can use a vaginal ring?
A small flexible ring can become your reliable contraception choice. It works based on the same principle as combined oral contraceptives. It blocks ovulation and thickens the cervical mucus, providing comprehensive protection against unwanted pregnancy.
The vaginal ring is an excellent option for women who can’t take COCs because of gastrointestinal problems (vomiting, diarrhea) that reduce the effectiveness of the pills. The method is also suitable for those who don’t want to worry about contraception on a daily basis. You just need to remember to take a week-long break 21 days after the ring is inserted.
This contraception method is convenient because a woman can insert and remove the ring on her own as easily as a tampon.
Usually, the partner doesn’t feel the vaginal contraceptive ring, but if there is any discomfort, it can be temporarily removed. The vaginal ring effectiveness is maintained for up to 3 hours after the ring has been taken out.