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AVAILABLE JULY 15TH

Annovera

Introducing a new kind of birth control. Annovera is a new, vaginal birth control ring that lasts a whole year.

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ANNOVERA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL
BIRTH CONTROL

Annual

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It's a long-lasting birth control ring that lasts up to a year. By year we mean 13 cycles or 13 periods.

Comfortable

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The ring is soft and squishy, because it’s soft and squishy up there too. Most women can’t feel it when it's in.

Controllable

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Each cycle, you put it in and pull it out. Imagine that.

How does Annovera work?

ANNOVERA is a first-of-its-kind, vaginal birth control ring that lasts for a whole year. It’s “patient-controlled,” which is our way of saying you put it in and take it out on your own. Zero invasive procedures required.

For each cycle, you insert ANNOVERA and leave it in for 21 continuous days, then pull it out for 7 days. And repeat. For more details, watch this educational video to see how ANNOVERA works.

What's different about ANNOVERA?

ANNOVERA isn't your typical birth control ring. See how this new kind of birth control compares to other brands of birth control rings.

ANNOVERA

OTHER BIRTH CONTROL RINGS

  • Just 1 prescription provides patients with a single ring that can be used for 1 full year (13 cycles)
  • A new ring needs to be used every month, which can require multiple prescriptions through out the year
  • No repeat trips to the pharmacy and fewer concerns about missed doses and refills
  • Requires multiple trips to the pharmacy for refills, increasing the risk for missed doses
  • No refrigeration necessary before dispensing or during periods of nonuse, making storage easy
  • Each ring needs to be refrigerated when not in use to main efficacy
  • Releases a lower dose of estrogen than traditional birth control rings, minimizing potential side effects
  • Releases a higher dose of estrogen, which could cause side effects for patients sensitive to estrogen

ANNOVERA

  • Just 1 prescription provides patients with a single ring that can be used for 1 full year (13 cycles)
  • No repeat trips to the pharmacy and fewer concerns about missed doses and refills
  • No refrigeration necessary before dispensing or during periods of nonuse, making storage easy
  • Releases a lower dose of estrogen than traditional birth control rings, minimizing potential side effects

OTHER BIRTH CONTROL RINGS

  • A new ring needs to be used every month, which can require multiple prescriptions through out the year
  • Requires multiple trips to the pharmacy for refills, increasing the risk for missed doses
  • Each ring needs to be refrigerated when not in use to main efficacy
  • Releases a higher dose of estrogen, which could cause side effects for patients sensitive to estrogen

How do I use ANNOVERA?

Step 1

Clean the ring

First wash and dry your hands. Then remove ANNOVERA from the package and wash the ring with mild soap and 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.

Step 2

Prepare to insert

Using your thumb and index finger, squeeze the ANNOVERA ring into a narrow oval shape. Admire the squishiness.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Insert ANNOVERA into vagina

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.

Once in place, ANNOVERA sits in the vagina without obstructing the vaginal canal.

Step 5

Remove ANNOVERA after 3 weeks

Wash and dry your hands and assume a comfortable position. 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 for 1 week before inserting again.

Got Any Questions?

Never apologize for asking lots of questions about something that goes in your vagina.

Why ANNOVERA?

  • How long does ANNOVERA last?

    ANNOVERA is a long-lasting birth control ring that lasts for one whole trip around the sun. That’s 13 cycles, which is 13 periods, for those counting.

    For each cycle, ANNOVERA is inserted and left in place for 21 continuous days and then removed for 7 days.

  • How long after insertion does ANNOVERA start working?

    Right away. Just insert ANNOVERA between days 2 and 5 of your period. If your menstrual cycles are irregular or if you start ANNOVERA more than 5 days from your last menstrual bleeding, or if you are switching from a progestin-only birth control method, use an additional barrier method during sex, such as a male condom or spermicide, for the first 7 days of ANNOVERA use. If you are switching from another birth control method, speak to your healthcare provider about when to start ANNOVERA.

  • Is ANNOVERA effective at preventing pregnancy?

    Yup—when used as directed, ANNOVERA is as effective as the pill without the daily commitment.*

    *ANNOVERA is 97.3% effective at preventing unintended pregnancy.

  • Is ANNOVERA FDA approved?

    You bet.

  • Does ANNOVERA protect against HIV or STDs?

    No. Condoms are still your best bet to prevent against HIV or STDs. ANNOVERA is compatible with male condoms made with natural rubber latex, polyisoprene, and polyurethane.

  • How should I use ANNOVERA?

    You can insert and remove it yourself, giving you control over your fertility and menstruation. For each cycle, ANNOVERA is inserted and left in place for 21 continuous days and then removed for 7 days.

  • What does ANNOVERA feel like?

    It’s a soft and squishy ring that fits comfortably in your body during daily activities, including sex. Most women don’t feel ANNOVERA once it is in place.

  • Can you use ANNOVERA during sex?

    Yes, it is designed to be worn during sex. 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 21 days of continuous use, then you will need to use another method of birth control (such as male condoms or spermicide) until ANNOVERA has been in your vagina for 7 consecutive days.

  • How is ANNOVERA different from other vaginal rings?

    Many other vaginal rings are monthly and only last one cycle. But ANNOVERA lasts a year (13 cycles—you get the picture). For each cycle, you insert ANNOVERA and leave it in for 21 continuous days, then pull it out for 7 days. And repeat. Plus it’s soft and squishy. What’s not to love?

  • What do other women have to say about ANNOVERA?

    Overall, nearly 90% of women in a clinical trial were satisfied with ANNOVERA as a form of contraception. Women rated ANNOVERA on product characteristics related to ease of use (ease of insertion, removal, and cleaning), comfort (soft and flexible, not felt while wearing for most women), expulsion (whether expelled while wearing or during sex), and physical effects during sexual activity (impact on sexual pleasure or frequency).

  • Do I need to see my healthcare provider to stop using ANNOVERA?

    Nope. ANNOVERA does not require a healthcare visit for insertion or removal. You can easily remove it on your own if you change your mind about taking birth control.

  • What if my ANNOVERA ring is nearing it's expiration date?

    If you insert ANNOVERA on or before the expiration date, it will last for the complete 13 cycles (1 year) from insertion, as indicated.

  • What should I do if I forget to take our ANNOVERA?

    If ANNOVERA is left in your vagina for more than 21 days, you should remove it for 7 days and then reinsert it for 21 days to resume a 21-to-7 schedule.

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