If you like it, then you need to put a ring on it!

"The Ring" Contraceptive

"The birth control ring is a soft, flexible, doughnut-shaped ring about 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter. It is inserted into the vagina, where it slowly releases hormones — the chemicals the body makes to control organ function — through the vaginal wall into the bloodstream. The hormones in the ring affect the ovaries and the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy." - Kid's Health

Inserted into the vagina, the ring is used like a tampon.

The Ring is made of a combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which prevent ovulation. It is inserted into the vagina, like a tampon, and prevents the release of an egg from the ovaries. Without an egg, there is nothing for the sperm to fertilize.

Side Effects

Side effects of The Ring may include blood loss, strokes, heart attacks, cancer of the reproductive organs and breasts, gallbladder disease, liver tumors, lipid metabolism and inflammation of the pancreas. The most common side effects are vaginal infections and irritation, vaginal secretion, headache, weight gain, nausea. Some of the more minor side effects include vomiting, rash, depression, nervousness, dizziness, and several more.


The Ring remains in place for 3 weeks in a row . At the end of the weeks, the user removes it.


Results show that about 8% of couples who rely upon the ring will have an accidental pregnancy. The vaginal ring does not protect against STDs; therefore, it is important that couples must always use condoms along with the ring to prevent STDs.