When a couple doesn’t have the desire to get pregnant anticonception must be used. There are different ways to prevent pregnancy. One of them is the contraceptive ring. The contraceptive ring is a ring that is placed in the vagina. When using the contraceptive ring two hormones (etonogestrel and ethinylestradiol) are absorbed through the vagina into the blood stream. These two hormones prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus which make it harder for the sperm to travel through the cervix, and thins the womb lining in order to make it less likely for the fertilised egg to implant there.
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How does NuvaRing work?
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The contraceptive ring can be applied in the vagina. The ring is applied such as a tampon. After three weeks a ring free week follows and the ring has to be removed. In this week the user will get her period. After the ring free week a new ring can be placed again.
What is the advantage of using the contraceptive ring?
There are many advantages of using a contraceptive ring. Compared to the anticonception pill which has to be taken daily, the ring only needs to be applied once every three weeks. This makes the chance of forgetting to apply the ring less likely. Additionally, women experience shorter and lighter periods with less cramps. Another important feature of the ring is that it may reduce the risk of cancer of the ovary, uterus and colon. It might also reduce the risk of fibroids, ovarian cysts and non-cancerous breast disease. Last but not least, unlike the anticonception pill, the ring is still effective if you are sick and have thrown up or have suffered from diarrhoea.