What is it?
The ring is a flexible transparent plastic ring that contains oestrogen and progestogen. It sits in the vagina and is self-inserted once-monthly. The ring is inserted and left in place for three consecutive weeks. After a one week, ring-free interval, during which a withdrawal bleed occurs, a new ring is inserted. Exact positioning is not critical for it to work.
This method does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so you may need to use a condom as well to help protect you against most STIs.
Remember: Contact your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns or are worried / unsure about anything to do with your contraception.
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