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Clinical experience with NuvaRing in daily practice in Switzerland: cycle control and acceptability among women of all reproductive ages.

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  • 1Clinic for Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.



To assess clinical experience with NuvaRing in daily practice in Switzerland, including a large subgroup of young women (aged < or = 22 years).


Open, prospective, multicentre, observational clinical experience study to investigate cycle control, acceptability and usage of NuvaRing.


Altogether, 2642 women participated in the programme and were included in the analysis, of which 658 were aged < or = 22 years (25% of the total group). A total of 744 women (28% of the total group) discontinued NuvaRing use; the main reason was adverse events (11% of all users). In younger women, there was a shift from moderate (-18%) and heavy (-45%) bleeding to mild bleeding (+71%) and dysmenorrhoea decreased by 60%, despite previous hormonal contraception use by 83% of women. Most women found ring insertion and removal to be straightforward (>95%), and were satisfied with its use (85%), primarily for the ring's once-a-month application (81%). Data were very similar for the total group. Cycle control and satisfaction were further improved with duration of treatment.


In daily practice, NuvaRing improved cycle control and was highly acceptable to women, including young women. Switchers from other hormonal methods also showed improved cycle control and high satisfaction.

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