Annovera is an annual birth control ring for women that is inserted on a monthly basis.
The segesterone acetate and ethinyl vaginal system is inserted by the user for each menstrual cycle and kept in for three weeks and removed for one week. Users wash it with mild soap and lukewarm water, rinse and repeat for 13 cycles throughout the year.
It is available through a prescription by talking with a healthcare provider.
Common side effects include headache/migraine, nausea/vomiting, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis), lower/upper abdominal pain, painful periods, vaginal discharge, urinary tract infection, breast pain/tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, diarrhea and genital itching.