- Clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Keep the packet with you once you remove the ring from that foil packet.
- Now, insert the ring inside your vagina. Squeeze the ring for easier insertion.
- After 21 days, remove the ring using your finger by hooking it onto the edge of the ring. Pull it out gently. Ensure that your hands are clean while you are doing this.
- Put this used ring in its packet and throw it away.
- Keep replacing the vaginal ring every 3 weeks but wait for a week before you insert a new one.
Though the vaginal ring is one of the most common birth control methods, you should see your doctor if you start seeing any pregnancy symptoms, sudden chills or fever, heavy or long-lasting vaginal bleeding, experience pain during sex, your skin or eyes turning pale yellow and various other troubles which seem abnormal or painful.
Choose the best birth control method that suits your body. If you think this ring is the perfect one for you, discuss it with your doctor and then take the best, next steps.
Learn more about contraception, here.