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Vaginal ring

This is a flexible, transparent plastic ring which is inserted into the vagina and releases the two hormones, oestrogen and progestogen.

The ring is not suitable for many people, including those at risk of thrombosis (blood clots).

Key facts:

  • It’s 99% effective at preventing pregnancy with perfect use and 91% effective with typical use
  • You don’t have to think about it every day, as you only use one ring a month
  • The effectiveness of the ring will not be affected by vomiting and diarrhoea
  • It can sometimes make your periods more regular, lighter and less painful
  • No STI protection

How to use:

Once given to you at our clinic, you will be advised on how to insert the ring correctly.

Download our patient leaflet for more information.