Vaginal Ring

Brand name: NuvaRing

A flexible ring worn in the vagina for three weeks. You get a prescription from a provider but insert yourself at home. Read more.

The vaginal ring does not protect against HIV or STDs. Always use a condom.

Effectiveness based upon typical use.​

91% Effective
Last 1 Month
Taken Out Anytime

Are there any side effects?

Side effects may include increased spotting between periods, breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting.

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