What is birth control ring or vaginal ring?
The birth control ring, (also known as intravaginal rings, or V-Rings or NuvaRing ) is a is a safe, simple, and flexible, doughnut-shaped ring about the diameter of 2 inches.
V-ring is similar to the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (the Pill). It is an affordable birth control method that you wear inside the vagina. It releases hormones ( the chemicals the body makes to control organ function ) into your body through the vaginal wall into the bloodstream. The hormones in the ring affect your ovaries and uterus for preventing pregnancy.
Its come in one size that fits most women.
How does V-Rings work?
The V-ring works is to stop your ovaries from releasing an egg. Like other birth control pills, the ring contains the hormones
These hormones are similar to the hormones that your bodies make naturally. These hormones help you to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovaries during the monthly cycle). When you wear the ring inside your vagina, where the vaginal lining absorbs the hormones that prevent you from pregnancy. Because a girl can’t get pregnant without releasing eggs.
How well does V-Ring work?
The effectiveness of V-ring similar to other hormonal methods of birth control, like the patch or the Pill. The chance of pregnancy depends on whether a girl uses the ring correctly. With perfect use, it is more than 99% effective.
A survey says that over the course of 1 year, about 8 out of 100 typical couples who use the birth control V-Ring prevent pregnancy will have an accidental pregnancy.
The method of birth control depends on lots of things, including :
- Health condition
- Some types of medications
Always remember to take it out and put a new one in again at the right time. Remove it after every 3 weeks and then replaced a week later.
Who can use The V-Ring?
Most of the women can use the V-ring. It may suit you if you find it hard to remember to take the pill every day.
What is the possible side effect?
V-ring is an effective and safe method of birth control. Most girls who use it has no any side effect.
Its side effects are including :
- Stop monthly cycle
- Irregular period
- Weight gain
- Mood change
- Breast tenderness
- Sore breast
- A headache
- Blood clots (rare in women under 35 who do not smoke)
- Vaginal irritation
- Vaginal infections
- Menorrhagia ( long and heavy period )
- Vaginal discharge
What is the advantage of V-ring?
- Very effective method of contraception.
- Easily inserted at home ( does not need to fix it by a doctor ).
- Not need to remember to take a pill every day.
- Provides a low dose of hormone.