What is the vaginal ring?
The vaginal ring is a small flexible ring that contains estrogen and progestogen, it is inserted into the vagina by the women and is kept in place for three weeks; it is then removed for a one-week break. Following the week break, a new vaginal ring is inserted.
Would a vaginal ring suit me?
The vaginal ring provides an alternative form of contraception which has to be changed only once every four weeks. It may also make your periods more regular, lighter and may reduce cramping. It can cause similar side effects as you would experience with the combined pill but you also may experience vaginal irritation, discomfort or discharge. Some women and/or their partners may be able to feel it during sex. The vaginal ring has very high reliability when used properly.