The vaginal ring is a combined hormonal contraceptive method. It is a small soft plastic ring that you place inside, at the top of your vagina. It needs to be replaced with a new ring every 3 weeks.
What is in the Vaginal ring?
Alternative to Vaginal ring
Acne or bad skin
Heavy menstrual bleeding
PMS and PMDD
Every 3 weeks
93% - 99+%
Blood clot risk
Effect on fertility
How do I insert a vaginal ring?
Does the contraceptive vaginal ring help acne?
How long does the vaginal ring stay in the vagina?
Can the vaginal ring cause dryness?
Can the vaginal ring affect my mood?
How Vaginal ring works:
How to use Vaginal ring:
How safe is Vaginal ring:
This information is reviewed by our medical team.
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. FSRH Clinical Guideline: Combined Hormonal Contraception (January 2019, Amended November 2020)
Organon Pharma (UK) Limited. Package leaflet: Information for the user NuvaRing® 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours, vaginal delivery system Etonogestrel/Ethinylestradiol