21 days in, 7 days out, repeat. It’s that simple. Watch our instructional video to learn more about how ANNOVERA works and how you use it (spoiler: you put it in your vagina). Or follow our illustrated step-by-step guide below.
CLEAN THE RING
First wash and dry your hands. Then remove ANNOVERA from the package and wash the ring with mild soap and lukewarm water and pat it dry with a clean cloth towel or paper towel. At the beginning of each cycle, ANNOVERA should be washed and dried before insertion.
PREPARE TO INSERT
Using your thumb and index finger, squeeze the ANNOVERA ring into a narrow oval shape. Admire the squishiness.
CHOOSE A COMFORTABLE POSITION
The ANNOVERA ring can be inserted while lying down, squatting, or standing with
1 leg up on the toilet, bathtub, bed, etc.
The ring should be inserted as far as possible into the vagina, and should not be felt. If the ring feels uncomfortable, it may not have been inserted far enough. ANNOVERA does not need to be in an exact position to work. It’s not possible for ANNOVERA to get pushed up too far in the vagina or for it to get lost.
Note: Be sure to record the date of insertion. You can also download our ANNOVERA Birth Control Tracker app in the App Store or Google Play.
IS IN PLACE
Once in place, ANNOVERA sits
in the vagina without obstructing the vaginal canal.
Wash and dry your hands and assume a comfortable position (see step 3). Then reach into
your vagina, hook the ring
using your index finger and pull downward and forward to remove.
Wash the ring with mild soap and lukewarm water, pat it dry with a clean paper towel or cloth, and store it in the case provided. Store ANNOVERA away from children, pets, and extreme temperatures.
Note: Be sure to record the date of removal.
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