Advantages of the contraceptive ring
- You might prefer the contraceptive ring if you don’t like taking pills.
- You don’t have to apply NuvaRing every day, unlike the pill.
- Is inserted directly into the vagina and so is not impacted by sickness or vomiting.
- NuvaRing can alleviate premenstrual symptoms and bleeding may become lighter and less frequent.
- Easy application
- Doesn’t interrupt sex the same way a condom might.
Disadvantages of the contraceptive ring
- The insertion and removal of the ring might not suit everyone.
- During the first few months of using the contraceptive ring, you may experience bleeding or spotting .
- You might experience temporary side effects while using NuvaRing - this can include mood changes, breast tenderness, nausea, headaches and discharge.
- You’re not protected against STIs when you use NuvaRing
- If you struggle remembering when to remove and replace Nuvaring - you might benefit from a long-life contraceptive method like the implant.
- Certain medications may affect the contraceptive ring’s effectiveness.
- When you stop using NuvaRing, it may take a while before you’re fully fertile again.