Question: How does the birth control ring prevent pregnancy?

Similar to combination birth control pills, the vaginal ring prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones into your body. The hormones suppress ovulation — keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg. The hormones in a vaginal ring might also: Thicken cervical mucus to keep sperm from reaching an egg.

Can you get pregnant on birth control ring?

If you use it perfectly, the ring is 99% effective. But people arent perfect and it can be easy to make a mistake — so in reality the ring is about 91% effective. That means about 9 out of 100 ring users get pregnant each year.

How does the contraceptive ring work?

How does a vaginal ring work? It works by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg each month. It also thickens the fluid around the cervix (opening to the uterus or womb). This helps to prevent the sperm from entering.

What are the chances of getting pregnant on NuvaRing?

Effectiveness. The NuvaRing is 91% to 99% effective. This means that with perfect use, less than 1 out of every 100 people who use the birth control ring will become pregnant in one year. With typical use, 9 out of every 100 people who use NuvaRing will become pregnant in one year.

Am I still protected on the 7 day break NuvaRing?

The standard way to use the ring is you leave it in for 21 days, then remove it and have a 7-day ring-free break. Youre protected against pregnancy during the ring-free break. After the 7-day break you then put a new ring in for another 21 days.

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