It is an easy-to-use vaginal ring which provides a birth control option just as effective as the well known pill. The patients don’t have to take it every day in order to get a full month of pregnancy protection. In a given 1-month period, the ring must be inserted into the vagina, removed after 3 weeks, and a new ring must be inserted 7 days later.
The patient can insert & remove the ring herself, in the privacy of her home. The absorption of the hormone is mostly local, thus reducing the side effects often faced with the pill.