PR: Nuvaring: Pros And Cons

23.12.2017

Nuvaring pros and cons - let your patients know this information!

Nuvaring is one of the innovational method of contraception. It has hormonal action but does not come in the form of pills. It is a hypoallergenic hormonal ring that is inserted into a woman’s vagina. The ring is elastic and when inserted into a woman’s body, repeats the shape of her inside.  It contains micro doses of such hormones as estrogen and progestagen that prevent pregnancy. It is a monophasic combined contraceptive method that is inserted by woman herself in one of the first five days of menstrual period.

How does Nuvaring work? Under the influence of the temperature of a woman’s body, a ring extracts little doses of hormones every day. They get straight into the ovaries and uterus and interfere with the ovulation process.  This process does not involve the endocrine system because the hormones are getting into a woman’s sex organs at once. That is why Nuvaring does not give a woman many of the side effects going together with oral contraceptives.

The undoubted advantages of the Nuvaring use are:

It does not interfere with sexual intercourse and has no influence on the both partners’ feelings.

It is inserted once a month. A woman does not have to bother herself with remembering to take the pill by schedule.

It does not influence a woman’s way of life. She can do sports and lead an active life without even a feeling of something foreign inside her.

It has quite a good percentage of effectiveness – 99, 9%.

It is available to purchase in many places.

But it also has its drawbacks:

  1. There is quite a big list of contraindications. Among them are cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, gynecological diseases, kidney diseases.
  2. It does not provide any STD prevention.
  3. A woman must not use it while breastfeeding.
  4. The price of Nuvaring is rather high.

It also has its certain side effects. Among them are headache, dizziness and even vomiting, allergic reaction and vaginitis. Sometimes the individual specialties of a woman’s organism do not allow her using Nuvaring, so the full diagnostic of organism before choosing it is recommended.

Article last time updated on 17.05.2018.

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