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Birth control rings are a safe, simple, and convenient way to prevent pregnancy. The ring also has other benefits like reducing acne, making your periods lighter and more regular, and easing menstrual cramps.

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The ring is an effective way to prevent pregnancy.

If you follow the instructions and use birth control rings the right way, they give you great protection against pregnancy.

Just put your ring in on time, every time. And make sure it’s in your vagina when it’s supposed to be. That’s all you have to do. You can use our birth control reminder app to keep you on schedule.

You can use condoms along with the ring to get extra protection from pregnancy. Bonus: condoms also help protect against STDs.

The ring is convenient.

Using the birth control ring is easy and convenient. It’s great for people who don’t want to deal with taking a pill every day, or who don’t want to use birth control that you have to think about right before you have sex.

Depending on how you use it, you only have to think about your ring once or twice a month, when you’re inserting and removing it. But always remembering to put a new ring in on time can be hard. Use our birth control reminder app to keep you on schedule.

The ring is birth control you don’t have to think about during sex. If you use the ring correctly, you’re protected from pregnancy all day, every day. Many people say the ring makes their sex lives better because they don’t have to worry about birth control or pregnancy during sex.

You need a prescription from a nurse or doctor to get the ring. But depending on where you live, you might be able to get a prescription online or through a telehealth visit.

If you use NuvaRing, you may be able to pick up several rings at once or have them mailed to you every month. And Annovera is extra convenient because 1 ring lasts for 1 year — that means you only need to worry about getting your birth control once a year.

The ring can make your periods better.

Lots of people like the birth control ring because it makes their periods regular and easy to predict. The hormones in the ring can also help with menstrual cramps and make your period lighter.

You can also use NuvaRing to safely skip your period, which is totally convenient for people who want a special occasion to be period-free, or just don’t want a visit from Aunt Flo every month.

The birth control ring has health benefits.

Side effects aren’t always a bad thing, and the ring isn’t just for birth control. The ring has many perks besides pregnancy prevention.

The ring can help prevent or lessen:

  • acne

  • bone thinning

  • cysts in your breasts and ovaries

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • endometrial and ovarian cancers

  • serious infections in your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus

  • iron deficiency (anemia)

  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome) 

You can keep track of any potential side effects with our birth control app.

You can get pregnant right away when you stop using the ring.

Many people who use birth control want to have kids when the time is right. One of the great things about the birth control ring is you can get pregnant soon after you stop using it.

After you stop using the ring, it usually takes 1-2 months for your periods to return to the cycle you had before you started using it. Once in a while, people have irregular periods or no periods at all for a few months. This is more likely if your periods were irregular before you started using the ring.

Even if your period doesn’t come back right away, it’s still possible to get pregnant when you’re not using the ring. So if you’re going off the ring but don’t want to get pregnant, start using another birth control method right away.

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The Ring

  • 93% effective

  • Costs up to $200, but can be $0

  • Prescription required

  • Put in and take out once a month

The ring doesn’t protect you from STDs. Use a condom with your ring to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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