The vaginal ring is a contraceptive with monthly use. It is inserted into the vagina every 28 days. It diffuses daily 0.015 mg of ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and 0.120 mg of etonogestrel (progestin) during the three weeks it is present in the vagina. This hormone diffusion inhibits ovulation, makes the passage of sperm to the uterus more difficult by thickening cervical mucus and thinning the endometrium making implantation difficult.
To install the vaginal ring, the woman must fold it between her fingers and insert it gently into the vagina. Do you think Is urethral insertion safe?Lets find the solutions.
The vaginal ring remains in the vagina for 21 consecutive days, then is removed for 7 days, where menstruation usually occurs.
It will be effective no matter where it is in the vagina.
The vaginal ring can be removed either by passing the index under the ring or by grasping it between the index and the middle finger.
The installation of a new ring is done on day 28 of the cycle.
After use, the ring must be put back in its hermetic bag and thrown in the domestic waste.
It is possible to insert a new vaginal ring automatically after removing the old one, without living the 7 day period of menstruation .
If the ring is expelled from the vagina for less than 3 hours, it can be reinserted after cleaning with cold or warm water and the effectiveness is maintained.
If it has been expelled more than 3 hours, the effectiveness may be reduced. It is possible to reinsert a new one for the next 3 weeks or to wait for the period of menstruation before inserting another one.
Is it effective?
In perfect use: 99.7%
In typical use: 92%
Simple, reversible and effective means of contraception
Does not require a daily intake
Rapid return of fertility
Regulates the menstrual cycle
Ability to reduce cramps related to menstruation
May cause irregular bleeding or mild vaginal discharge
Does not protect against STBBIs
May cause side effects especially during the first few months, such as breast tenderness, nausea, abdominal pain, headache, etc.
It is not biodegradable and still contains hormones when discarded.
May increase the risk of blood clots
Some women as well as the partner can feel the ring during sex
Less than 6 weeks after delivery in breastfeeding woman
History of venous thromboembolism (VTE)
History of stroke
Heart problems or has already had a heart attack
Suffering from migraines accompanied by neurological symptoms
Breast, endometrial or cervical cancer or is likely to have one
Diabetes (with neuropathy, retinopathy or nephropathy)
Allergic reactions to one of the components of the ring
Unexplained vaginal bleeding
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How can we get it?
In Canada, the only available vaginal ring is known as Nuvaring. The use of the vaginal ring requires a medical prescription, following a gynecological examination. It can then be purchased at a pharmacy at a cost of about $ 25. It is covered by public and private insurance plans.
The contraceptive ring is a means of female contraception . This ring called Nuvaring ® was developed by Organon Laboratories. It is available in pharmacy since April 2004. It is comparable to a pill of 3rd generation. Nowadays, you can Buy one at Lustplugs.
The ring measures a little over 5 cm in diameter. It has a rounded shape, and is easily placed around the neck of the uterus which is at the bottom of the vagina. Its ease of use allows the woman to put it herself. 95% of the women who tested this system were able to put it on and take it off without any problem.
The installation is done exactly as for the diaphragm . The round ring is pinched between the thumb and forefinger, so as to give it an oval shape. Then it is introduced into the vagina and pushed to the bottom, like a tampon .
To place in the vagina the first day of the period, stalling it in front of the pubic bone.
The ring once in place will deliver estrogen and progesterone that will be absorbed through the lining of the vagina and pass into the bloodstream . The hormones will act exactly like a classic pill by blocking ovulation .
The advantage is that this ring is valid for an entire cycle. After 3 weeks, the ring is removed in the same way as it was laid. The hormones are no longer delivered, the rules will occur a few days later. It will be enough to replace it with a new ring. This system allows women who find it difficult to restrain themselves to the daily repetitiveness of taking pill, to benefit from effective contraception.
Contraception: the vaginal ring Information spot of the INPES (National Institute for the Prevention and Education of Health) part of a set of spots on different methods of contraception. This one on the vaginal ring
The vaginal ring is a method of contraception marketed in France under the name ” Nuvaring “. The vaginal ring is in the form of a flexible plastic ring containing estrogen and progestins.
Unlike the contraceptive pill that passes through the digestive tract, it is inserted directly into the vagina, inside which it diffuses hormones. These are absorbed into the body by passing through the vaginal walls through the heat or moisture.
How to use the vaginal ring?
The vaginal ring is inserted into the vagina, bent in half between thumb and forefinger. Inside, it unfolds, settles and does not move until it is removed.
It is well inserted if it does not slip and does not feel during (or between) sexual relations . The vaginal ring must remain in place for three weeks, duration of contraceptive effectiveness. He withdraws the same way he was laid. The fourth week is usually menstruation. The vaginal ring must be replaced at the beginning of every cycle.
The advantages and disadvantages of the vaginal ring
- It is less dosed in hormones.
- Effective for 3 weeks without interruption, it avoids the oversights of contraception.
- It is generally very well tolerated by women.
It can be difficult to insert and position for some women. It can cause disorders of the menstrual cycle and can ignite the vagina. It is expensive and not reimbursed by the Social Security.