NuvaRing the Birth Control Vaginal Ring as a Form of Birth Control Planned Parenthood
Are you someone who has a hard time rememberingto take a pill every day? If you want really effective birth controlthat you only have to think about once a month, NuvaRing is one of the options you may wantto try. It's a small, flexible ring a woman insertsinto her vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy. I know what you're thinking how does thislittle ring keep you from getting pregnant? Well, it's got hormones in it. They're absorbed into the vagina and preventyour body from releasing an egg and thicken the mucus of your cervix to make it harderfor sperm to enter your uterus.
To use the ring, you just fold it in halfand gently nudge it into your vagina. Trust me, it's easier than you might think. The ring stays in place for 3 weeks, and thenyou take it out for the remaining week of the month. When you remove it, you'll have your period. The ring is very effective. Fewer than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnanteach year if they use it correctly. That goes up to about 8 out of 100 women ifthey don't always use it right. The ring doesn't prevent against sexuallytransmitted infections, so use a condom if
you're concerned about preventing STDs. Like other medications, the ring may havesome side effects and it's only available with a prescription. If you're interested in learning more aboutthis method, check out the info on plannedparenthood . You can even find the nearest health centerto set up an appointment.