How Effective Is The NuvaRing (Birth Control Ring)?

How effective is the NuvaRing?

The effectiveness of NuvaRing is similar to other hormonal methods of the birth control, like the patch or the Pill. The chance of pregnancy depends on whether a girl uses the ring correctly.

When you used the Ring perfectly, then it is 99% effective. But when it comes to the real life, it can be hard to perfectly use. So, the ring is about 91% effective. A survey says that in each year 9 out of 100 ring users get pregnant.

If you perfectly put a new birth control ring on the right day every month, then it works better. If you always use the ring correctly, then there are a few chances that you could get pregnant.

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 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.


What makes the ring less effective?   

If you are not correctly put the ring into your vagina, then it can not work well. Here are some medicines or supplements that can also make the birth control ring less effective :

  • Certain HIV medicines.
  • Some anti-seizure medicines ( generally, used to treat psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder).
  • The antifungal Griseofulvin.

Why most of the woman like to use the birth control ring?

Most of the woman like to insert the birth control ring because when you insert a small ring in your vagina and there it stays for 3 weeks. There’s no daily pill to remember. You remove the ring for a week while you have your period, then put a new one in place.


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