Meets The Needs
Of Today’s Women
With just 1 prescription and 1 trip to the
may be appropriate for women who1:
- Want a long-term option with no procedure
- Struggle with daily pill reminders
- Are always on the go
- Are between pregnancies and want the option to return to fertility without a procedure
- Travel frequently and don’t have easy access to a pharmacy
- Are looking for a low-dose option
- Are approaching menopause and still want contraception
Simple insertion and removal1
Inserting the ring: With clean hands, the patient can choose a comfortable position and press the sides of the ring together for insertion into the vagina. When properly inserted, the ring should be entirely in the vagina and behind the pelvic bone. The date and time of insertion should be noted so that the ring can be removed 21 days later at about the same time.
Removing the ring: ANNOVERA can be removed by hooking the index finger on the ring inside the vagina and gently pulling it out. The patient should clean the ring with mild soap and water and then pat dry with a clean towel. It can be stored in the case provided between uses.
Successfully starting patients on ANNOVERA1
Women not currently using birth control or after copper IUD removal
Women should insert ANNOVERA between days 2 and 5 of their regular menstrual bleeding; no back-up contraception is needed. If menstrual cycles are irregular or if the start is more than 5 days from the last menstrual bleeding, women should use an additional barrier method, such as a male condom or spermicide, for the first 7 days of ANNOVERA use.
Women switching from a combination hormonal contraceptive (CHC)
Women who are not pregnant and are consistently and correctly using a CHC can successfully switch to ANNOVERA on any day of the CHC cycle (Day 1-28), without back-up contraception, as long as no more than 7 hormone-free days occur before starting ANNOVERA.
Women switching from a progestin-only* contraceptive
Women that remain on schedule with their current birth control and have no contraindication to ethinyl estradiol can successfully switch to ANNOVERA from:
at the time of their next pill
at the time of their next scheduled injection
Implant or an IUS:
at the time of their implant or IUS removal
In all cases, an additional barrier method such as a condom or spermicide should be used during coitus for the first 7 days of ANNOVERA use.
- 1. Annovera® [Full Prescribing Information]. Boca Raton, FL: TherapeuticsMD, Inc; 2020