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Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring is a hormonal birth control method. By stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus, it can help prevent pregnancy. The contraceptive is inserted vaginally once a month and left in place for three weeks, and then removed for a one-week ring-free period. Potential side effects of etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring include nausea, headache, and vaginal secretion.
- Vaginal infections or irritation
- Vaginal secretion
- Weight gain (see NuvaRing and Weight Gain)