The NuvaRing is a flexible, transparent, and odorless combined-contraceptive vaginal ring that prevents pregnancy. It is about the size of a silver dollar and contains a combination of progestin and estrogen. It is inserted into the vagina for three weeks and removed for one week so that a woman can have her period. It may have the same side effects as conventional birth-control pills, including the risk of cardiovascular side effects for women who smoke and are over age 35. It does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, and it is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.
- Q What should I avoid while using NuvaRing?
- Q Can Nuvaring cause yeast infections?
- Q How does NuvaRing interact with other medications or foods?
- Q What do I do if my NuvaRing falls out?
- Q What should I know about NuvaRing before taking it?
- Q Who should use NuvaRing?