NuvaRing Vaginal Delivery System is a contraceptive vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy. Each ring contains a small amount of two female sex hormones – etonogestrel and ethinylestradiol. The ring slowly releases these hormones into the blood circulation.

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What is NuvaRing?

NuvaRing, also known as the birth control ring, is a kind of vaginal ring that acts as a hormonal contraceptive. It is a small plastic ring used by females to prevent pregnancy.

How does a NuvaRing function?

NuvaRing is a small, plastic, contraceptive ring that is inserted in the vagina, near the cervix part. Once placed, it gradually releases a dose of synthetic hormones oestrogen and progesterone that are common in most birth control pills. These synthetic forms of female sex hormones are absorbed by the walls of the vagina and then distributed into the bloodstream.

Once the hormones are absorbed into the bloodstream, they prevent the release of eggs from the ovaries that are formed once a month. Doing so prevents the sperm from finding and joining with a host egg to start fertilization. No fertilization means pregnancy can’t happen.

Moreover, the hormones from the NuvaRing stimulate mucus production in the cervix. A thicker layer of cervical mucus acts as a barrier to block the sperm from reaching an egg.

Benefits of using NuvaRing

An effective contraceptive

If used appropriately, NuvaRing can prove to be very effective and have satisfactory results. Statistics by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) state that typically, 91 per cent of females who use a vaginal ring will not get pregnant. In other cases, it is thought to be 99 per cent effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly.

It’s convenient

NuvaRing saves you from the trouble of taking birth control pills daily or before having sex. A single ring typically lasts for three weeks until the menstruation period starts. It is so lightweight, flexible, and comfortable that you won’t even feel having one inside you.

Helps with periods

Another benefit of NuvaRing is that it helps you to predict or skip your periods. Its hormones also ease the menstrual cramps and lighten your periods. Therefore, NuvaRing is perfect for those who want to prevent their periods on any special occasion.


NuvaRing can easily be inserted and removed. You won’t feel a thing.


Health benefits

Apart from controlling the birth, there are several other health benefits associated with the NuvaRing as stated:

  • Reduces anaemia (iron deficiency)
  • Helps with acne
  • Lowers the risk of ovarian cancer
  • Prevents premenstrual syndrome
  • Lowers risk of irregular vaginal bleeding

How to take use NuvaRing

The right dosage for NuvaRing

Typically, NuvaRing has a usage period of 4 weeks though it has enough amount of hormones to deliver a dosage of 5 weeks. During this period, use the NuvaRing for constant 3 weeks or 21 days. Take a break of 1 week after that as the period starts. Insert the ring back afterward for another 1 week.

Inserting the NuvaRing

  1. Check the expiration date of the ring mentioned on its package to make sure it is not expired and still safe to use.
  2. Rinse your hands clean with soap and water and then dry them.
  3. Be in a comfortable posture

Be sure to be in a comfortable posture that is convenient for you. Either sit, lie down, squat or whatever suits you better.

  1. Take out the NuvaRing from its wrapping.
  2. Hold it between your index finger and thumb. Next, gently squeeze the sides of the NuvaRing.
  3. Using the index finger, gently push it up to your vagina to a point where it is not uncomfortable for you. If it feels too noticeable, you can push it a little further but not pass the cervix.
  4. Once inserted, keep the NuvaRing in there for 3 weeks. After 21 days, you’ll need to remove it for a break of 1 week (7 days) when the periods start.

 Removing the NuvaRing

  1. Dry your hands after washing them.
  2. Get in a comfortable posture
  3. Using your index finger, hook the ring and gently pull it out of the vagina.
  4. Dump the ring in the bin.

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Side effects & precautions

Women with the following conditions or habits should not use NuvaRing:

  • Smokers over 35 years old
  • Serious heart problems
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Breast cancer
  • Vein inflammation problem
  • Any blood-clotting condition
  • Liver diseases
  • Migraine headaches

NuvaRing is marked as pretty safe to use however, in case you experience any of the following complications, stop using the ring and see a doctor:

  • Back and jaw pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Yellowing of eyes
  • Soreness in legs


There is less chance for any side effects to occur for most women using NuvaRing. Even if you do experience some side effects, they won’t last more than 2 or 2 months.

Common side effects

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light bleeding
  • Soreness of breasts
  • Excessive vaginal wetness
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal irritation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Changes in sexual desires

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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