SO TO SPEAK...Liverpool Community Health
Contraception
VAGINAL RING
over 99% effective (when used correctly)
How it Works

Contains oestrogen and progestogen hormones
Flexible plastic ring self inserted into the vagina
Need to change ring weekly, use for 3 weeks then have a ring free week
Hormones stop ovulation
Advantages

Usually controls periods making them regular and lighter
   
   
Disadvantages

Need to insert yourself
Possible increase of vaginal discharge
Side effects can include – headaches, nausea and mood swings
No protection from STIs
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