Comfortable with your body
If you're not okay with putting your fingers inside yourself, the ring probably isn't for you. It's a lot like putting in a tampon, though: If you can do that, you're good to go.
Relatively little effort each month
If you're the kind of person who would have trouble remembering to take a pill every day, the ring might be a good option. You only need to remember to do something twice a month. And we can help you with that.
Storage and privacy
If you’re storing the ring for more than 4 months, it needs to be stored in the refrigerator. So if you don’t want your boyfriend (or anyone else) to know you’re using it, this could be a problem. (And if you’re running errands in a hot car, refrigeration can be an issue as well.) Also, some guys say they can feel the ring when you’re having sex.
A lower dose of hormones
The ring uses a lower dose of hormones than other methods, so there's less chance of negative side effects.
Smokers over 35, beware
For those over 35 years old, smoking while using the ring increases the risk of certain side effects. If you’re younger, why not quit smoking now and save yourself the trouble in the future?
The pregnancy question
You'll return to fertility (that's just another way of saying you'll go back to being able to get pregnant) pretty darn quickly after you go off the ring. So don't take any chances. If you're not ready for a baby, protect yourself.