Birth Control | Ring
Birth Control, Ring
Pregnancy prevention; Increased menstrual regularity, Lighter periods, Less painful periods, reduction of acne, Reduction of male pattern hair growth due to elevated circulating androgens, Decreased Menstrual migraines; Decreased lifetime risk of endometrial, ovarian and colon cancers
1 Ring / Month
Not for Specific Populations
Pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks postpartum
History of blood clots
Migraine with aura
Certain cancers (e.g., breast, liver)
Smoke and are > 35 years of age
The ring (etonogestrel-ethinyl estradiol) is a combination contraceptive vaginal ring containing estrogen and the progestational compound etonogestrel. It is prescribed for birth control. The vaginal ring is a monthly hormonal birth control for women who want to prevent pregnancy and want the convenience of changing the ring monthly instead of taking a pill daily or removing and replacing the patch weekly. It can also help to regulate periods. Women will notice lighter and shorter periods while using the ring. Other benefits include less painful cramps and lessened endometriosis-related pain, reduced unwanted hair growth, improved acne, and reduced lifetime risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancers.
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