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NuvaRing is a vaginal ring used as a means of contraception. It is inserted into the vagina and releases a slow and controlled amount of hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) directly into the body. NuvaRing is proven to be 98% effective in preventing pregnancy.

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Key Features
  • NuvaRing is a flexible ring that's easy to use
  • 3 week usability
  • Won't interfere with sex or tampon use
  • Available for free collection from any LloydsPharmacy store. Find your nearest store here >
NuvaRing does not require daily application, like the contraceptive pill. This makes it an appealing choice for women who often forget to take their pill.
Dr Gigi Taguri

About NuvaRing

NuvaRing is a type of contraceptive vaginal ring. The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring which is inserted into the vagina and kept there for three weeks. It does not need to stay in a particular position (as long as it remains in the vagina), and it should allow you to use tampons and have sex without complication.

Vaginal rings such as NuvaRing are very convenient for women as they stay in place for three weeks and their effectiveness is not disrupted by illness or an upset stomach. However, the vaginal ring can sometimes come out or become dislodged. You should discuss with your doctor the correct method of insertion to ensure maximum protection.

How NuvaRing works

You should place your NuvaRing inside your vagina for 21 days before removing it for a week, during which you will have a period. In this time it will provide a slow, controlled release of hormones.

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