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HOW DO I USE IT?
As soon as you hold and squeeze ANNOVERA, you’ll understand how easy it is to insert and remove on your own.
Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Clean The Ring
Wash and dry your hands before starting the insertion process. Once you remove ANNOVERA from the package, wash the ring with mild soap and water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: Prepare To Insert
Using your thumb and index finger, squeeze the ring into a narrow oval shape.
Step 3: Choose a Comfortable Position
ANNOVERA can be inserted while lying down, squatting or standing with one leg up. Just pick the position you find most comfortable.
Step 4: Insert ANNOVERA Into Your Vagina
The ring should be inserted as far as possible into your vagina. Properly inserted, you shouldn’t be able to feel the ring. If you feel any sort of discomfort, the ring may not have been inserted far enough. ANNOVERA does not need to be in an exact position to work. Don’t forget to record the date of insertion.
For each cycle, ANNOVERA should be inserted and left in place for 21 continuous days and then removed for 7 days. ANNOVERA is designed to be worn during sex, but if you prefer, you can remove it for up to 2 hours. If ANNOVERA is out of your vagina for more than 2 hours at one time or at different times that add up to more than 2 hours over the first 21 days of your cycle, then you will need to use another method of birth control, such as condoms or spermicide.
Step 5: Removing ANNOVERA
First and foremost, wash and dry your hands. After assuming a comfortable position, reach into your vagina, hook the ring with your index finger and pull downward and forward to remove. You should then wash the ANNOVERA ring with mild soap and lukewarm water, pat dry and store in the case provided. Again, don’t forget to record the date of removal.
ANNOVERA can be accidentally expelled from your body. Accidental expulsion could occur while removing a tampon, during sex, or with straining during a bowel movement.
You have up to 2 hours to put it back in and as long as it hasn’t been out for more than 2 hours in the first 21 days of the cycle, contraceptive efficacy isn’t reduced and you don’t need to use backup contraception. Wash ANNOVERA with mild soap and water before re-inserting the ring.
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