What Is the NuvaRing?
The NuvaRing is a birth control option for women. It’s a small, flexible contraceptive ring, about the size of a silver dollar.
How Does It Work?
The NuvaRing contains the same hormones as many birth control pills. A woman inserts it into her vagina, where it stays for 3 weeks, releasing a steady, low dose of hormones.
The woman removes the ring for 1 week when she'll have her period.
How Effective Is the NuvaRing?
The NuvaRing prevents almost all pregnancies when it's used correctly. It’s 98%-99% effective, which means only 1-2 women out of 100 who use it would accidentally get pregnant.
Are There Side Effects?
The most common ones are:
Who Should Not Use the NuvaRing?
This is not a good option for women who have:
Women who have migraines should talk with their doctor.
Does the NuvaRing Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
No. The male condom provides the best protection from most STDs.