The hormonal ring also known as the “Vaginal Ring” is basically a plastic ring that is inserted into a woman’s vagina and acts as an effective contraception tool. The ring is only 2 inches long and is flexible enough to expand to the size of your cervix and vagina. It is just like a rubber band and can be worn like a tampon. They should be used only when prescribed by your doctor. They last for three weeks, after which you have to change and insert a new hormonal ring into your vagina.
The basic concept of a hormonal ring is that when it is inserted into your vagina it releases hormones like estrogen and progestin. When this ring is inserted into your vagina, the walls of your vagina absorb the medicine flowing out of it. The hormones get mixed up with your bloodstream and prevent your ovary from producing eggs and thereby interrupt your ovulation. It is highly essential that you consult a doctor, get a prescription and then start using the hormonal ring. In case of problems like heart problems, blood clots, blood pressure problems, it should not be used. The effectiveness of hormonal ring is 99%.