Meet Annovera

A low maintenance birth control ring that lasts a year. It contains a low dosage combination of hormones to prevent pregnancy and regulate your cycle.

Why our patients love Annovera

Lasts a year

Annovera is the only birth control ring that lasts for a year. Since it contains a year's worth of hormones, so there’s no need to get a new refill each month.

Continuous, low dosage delivery of hormones

Annovera is a low hormone birth control, it releases one of the lowest doses of estrogen on the contraceptive market.

Easy to use

This contraceptive is easy to use! Insert for 21 days, remove and store for 7, and repeat. So say goodbye to constant reminders.

Procedure free

This is the only long-lasting contraceptive method that is completely procedure free. You’re in control of insertion and removal.

How Annovera Compares

Annovera
NuvaRing
Pill
Number of yearly deliveries
1
4 - 12
4 - 12
Type of birth control
Combination hormonal
Combination hormonal
Combination hormonal & progestin only
Frequency of use
1 ring per year
1 ring per month
1 pill per day
Covered by insurance
No refrigeration necessary
Steady hormone delivery throughout the day

We now offer Annovera

Think Annovera is a good fit for you? Request it in your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn't answered below, check here!

What is Simple Health and how do I get Annovera through it? 

At Simple Health we make getting birth control easy. Just complete our online consultation and request Annovera. One of our licensed doctors will review your profile and write you a prescription, if you’re medically eligible. Once your order is complete, we ship your birth control to your door for free! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy a simpler way to get birth control with our Complete Care promise.

If you are unable to do so, or need further assistance, please contact Simple Health at annoverasupport@simplehealth.com.

How much does Annovera cost?

Annovera is covered by most major insurance plans. If a copay is required, the amount will vary by plan and you will be notified by our team post-checkout if a copay exists. Additionally if your copay is over $20, we'll get your permission before we charge your card.

How does Annovera work?

Annovera is a combination hormonal birth control that is inserted for 3 out of 4 weeks every month. It contains a year's worth of hormones, so there’s no need to get a new ring from the pharmacy each month. You leave it inserted for 21 days and remove, clean, and store it for 7 days.

How does Annovera compare to the NuvaRing?

Each NuvaRing only lasts for one cycle, whereas Annovera lasts for 13 cycles (1 year). Annovera is softer and more pliable than the NuvaRing. Additionally, Annovera does not require refrigeration.

How effective is Annovera at preventing pregnancy?

When used correctly Annovera is 97.3% effective, which is comparable to other forms of contraceptives.

What are the most common side effects of Annovera?

Many women who use Annovera do not experience any side effects and they can vary from person to person. However, some reported side effects from Annovera are:

- headache/migraine
- nausea/vomiting
- fungal infections
- abdominal pain
- menstrual cramps
- vaginal discharge
- urinary tract infection
- breast tenderness/pain/discomfort
- bleeding irregularities
- diarrhea
- genital itching

What are the active ingredients in Annovera?

Annovera releases on average 0.15 mg/day of progestin (segesterone acetate) and 0.013 mg/day of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol), which is one of the lowest doses of estrogen on the market.

Is Annovera sanitary?

Yes, as long as you wash your ring with mild soap and water prior to each insertion and after each removal.

How do I have sex with Annovera?

Annovera is designed to be worn during sex. However, if you’d prefer, you can remove it for up to 2 hours. If it is out of your vagina for more than 2 hours at a time, or at different times that add up to more than 2 hours over the first 21 days of your cycle, then you will need another method of birth control (for example, condoms) until it has been in your vagina for 7 consecutive days.