Advantages of NuvaRing

  • it can be inserted by you with no medical training or assistance from medical professionals required
  • it is highly effective, comparable to the intrauterine device (IUD or  coil) and more effective than oral contraceptives
  • no painful injections, implants or intrauterine device (coil) insertion required
  • does not interrupt sexual spontaneity, does not affect intercourse
  • you may also use spermicides and lubricants
  • you do not have to remember to take a pill every day
  • the hormones are released slowly into the area where they are needed and therefore lower doses can be used than have previously been added to oral formulations
  • it has a steady release compared to the pill for instance and fewer reports of breast tenderness and nausea
  • illness such as vomiting and diarrhoea won’t affect the absorption of the contraceptive into the blood as absorption takes place in the vagina/reproductive system not the gut
  • less breakthrough bleeding occurs, may reduce excessive or heavy bleeding and/or painful periods (menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea)
  • is quickly and easily inserted or removed
  • it is easily reversible; whereas other methods may be irreversible or require several months after discontinuation until fertility returns to normal

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