The NuvaRing is a flexible vaginal ring that you insert yourself that remains in the vagina for 3 weeks, and is removed for a week to have a period.

How does it work?

The NuvaRing prevents pregnancy by releasing estrogen and progestin to prevent ovulation (release of an egg) from the ovaries. This method doesn’t require a daily action like a pill, and people using the NuvaRing may experience other beneficial effects such as regular periods, less cramping, lighter flow, less acne, less low blood iron, less non-cancerous breast tumors and ovarian cysts, and a lower chance of ovarian and uterine lining cancer.  Side effects can include vaginal irritation, more discharge, headache, nausea, mood changes, or the NuvaRing slipping out.

The NuvaRing not protect against STIs. If any you experience any serious side effects, contact Bridgercare, the Bozeman Health Hospital Emergency Department, or a clinic near you.