Nuva Ring

A 2 inch contraceptive soft, pliable, odorless ring that fits into the vagina, made up of hormones etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, which are released throughout a three week period. The ring is removed for menstruation and is replaced when menstruation is completed; similar to oral contraceptives.

Effectiveness
  • 98-99% effective
  • not effective for STD prevention
Side Effects
  • vaginal infections and irritation
  • vaginal discharge
  • headache
  • weight gain
  • nausea
Contraindications

history of liver tumors, breast cancer, gall bladder disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, and blood clots

Advantages
  • simple application
  • no daily requirements
  • separates birth control from intercourse
Disadvantages
  • side effects similar to oral contraceptives
  • not effective against STDs

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