A small bendable ring that looks like those jelly bracelets we all loved as kids, but you insert it in your vagina. You put the ring in, wait three weeks, take the ring out, wait one week, and repeat. It works by secreting hormones that prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus.
- 91% effective!
- You only need to remember to replace the ring once a month.
- Doesn’t affect your ability to get pregnant after you stop using it.
How to Use It
The patch is pretty simple to use as long as you can remember to replace it once a month. All you do is squish the ring between your thumb and finger and insert it like a tampon. It sits against your vaginal wall—position doesn’t really matter. The ring can be left in during sex, or it can be removed as long as you remember to replace it within three hours (and don’t do it more than once in 24 hours!). Leave the ring in for three weeks, then remove it by hooking the lower edge with your finger and pulling (kinda like removing a tampon). On the fourth week, you don’t do anything—no ring needed. You’ll probably get your period at this time. If you’re still bleeding when it’s time to put a new ring in, that’s fine.