The Ring

Effectiveness: 92-99.7%

A soft, flexible plastic ring that contains hormones similar to those in the pill and the patch. The user wears the ring in their vagina for 3 weeks at a time, preventing ovulation. The muscles of the vagina hold the ring in place and it is unlikely to fall out.

 

Availability: Prescription only 
 

Cause of Failures: User may forget to replace the ring after having it in place for 3 weeks or ring may come out during sex 
 

STI Prevention: None


Note: The user must feel comfortable inserting a finger into their vagina to put the ring in and take it out.
 

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