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  • A vaginal ring is a type of hormonal contraception that works in a similar way to the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy.
  • It can be a good option for women who find it hard remembering to take a pill every day or who are not comfortable using contraceptive implants or intrauterine devices.
  • A vaginal ring does not protect against sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The best way to lessen the risk of STIs is to use barrier protection such as male and female condoms with all new sexual partners.

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Reviewed on: 08-08-2019