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Why Choose The Vaginal Contraception Ring?

September 01, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 98

There are so many different forms of contraception on the market these days that often it can get really confusing about which one may be the best for you. As many hormonal contraceptives work in a similar way, it can be difficult to know where to start and why you would choose one over the other.

Usually the most common go to, female contraceptive is the birth control pill. Mainly because it is so widely known about and most women have been on it as some stage or another during their life. The contraception ring is not so widely known but once you learn about it you can see that it does have some significant benefits over other birth control methods, particularly the pill.

The vaginal contraceptive ring is a hormonal contraceptive, so it works much in the same way as the pill does, by releasing the hormones progesterone and estrogen in to a woman's bloodstream. These hormones work to prevent ovulation during menstruation. And since there isn't any egg released from the ovaries, fertilization cannot take place by the sperm and the chances of pregnancy are nullified.

Of course, the oral birth control pill has to be taken daily at around the same time each day for maximum protection against pregnancy. This on most occasions provides a very effective and easy approach to contraception. It's when you miss a pill that things can start to come a little bit undone.

The beauty of the contraception ring is that it only has to be inserted in to the vagina on the first day of menstruation, and there it remains in place for the next three weeks. At the end of the third week, it is then removed. At this time you will then bleed as normal, usually beginning a few days after the ring has been removed. At the end of the fourth week, and on the same day of the week that it was originally inserted, the ring is reinserted and then the whole process begins again.

The three weeks of not having to think about your contraception can be very appealing to some women. Of course actually coming to terms and getting used to the insertion part is another thing. Once the contraception ring has been inserted correctly it cannot be felt. Not by yourself, nor your partner.

It can be tricky getting used to this part, but after a bit of practice and perseverance, usually you can find a position which is comfortable, and then the ring slips in and out without too much bother at all.

Of course with any contraception, there will always be side effects and when using the contraception ring they can include vaginal irritation, mood swings, or blood clots. In some cases the ring can actually slip out and fall, although it is not overly common. If this does happen, it can be easily reinserted once being washed. Of course, the vaginal contraception ring also does not protect against STI's.

If you are over the pill and looking for a new form of contraception, speak to your doctor to see if this is a viable form of contraception for you.

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