When I inserted my ring just now I always fold it in a figure eight…..

……. and it pops open inside me but this time it stayed twisted… will it still be effective? How do I fix it?

Good question!

The birth control ring, or NuvaRing, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

If someone has been on the Nuva Ring for at least 7 days, they can be up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.  But in order for the ring to consistently be effective, the person would need to make sure to change it on time every month.

Regardless of what shape the NuvaRing is inside of the vagina, it will still be effective as long as it is changed  on time each month!

Remember, the NuvaRing does not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can.