Stop and Think, pt. 3

  1. How long is the vaginal ring left in place?

A.) Three weeks

B.) Three months

C.) One year

D.) None of the above

Answer and Rationale: A. Usually, the CHC vaginal ring remains in place for three weeks and then is removed to allow for withdrawal bleeding. Users can select to use the ring for continuous use to avoid menstruation; however, clinical data on this is absent.

  1. How long can a vaginal ring be absent from the vagina before a backup method of contraception is necessary?

A.) Four hours

B.) 72 hours

C.) 96 hours

D.) 48 hours

Answer and Rationale: D. Backup contraception is unnecessary if a vaginal ring is absent for less than 48 hours.

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