vaginal ring

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vaginal ring

a silicon ring impregnated with a drug (for example, estrogen) designed for sustained release.

vaginal ring

Gynecology An annular contraceptive device inserted in the vagina before coitus, which slowly releases levonorgestrel or progesterone. See Norplant, Pearl index. Cf Female condom.

vag·i·nal ring

(vaj'i-năl ring)
A silicon ring impregnated with a drug (e.g., estrogen) designed for sustained release.
Synonym(s): vaginal pouch.


pertaining to the vagina, the tunica vaginalis testis, or to any sheath.

vaginal annulus
see annulus vaginalis.
vaginal aplasia
manifested by imperforate hymen or residual strands of hymen. See imperforate hymen.
vaginal aspiration
use of a suction apparatus to collect a sample of vaginal fluid for culture, cytological or immunological examination.
vaginal biopsy
collection of a sample of mucosa by a pinch biopsy instrument for histopathological examination.
vaginal constriction
inherited defect in Jersey cows combined with anal constriction, sometimes with rectovaginal fistula.
vaginal cyclic changes
see vaginal cytology (below).
vaginal cystocele
the urinary bladder is lying on the floor of the vagina; the displacement has been via the urethra by eversion or via a tear in the floor of the vagina.
vaginal cytology
cyclic changes in the exfoliated epithelial cells of the vaginal mucosa occurring synchronously with the stages of the estrous cycle; collection of samples by the use of a swab and laboratory examination of a smear is a useful aid in determining the most appropriate time to mate a bitch.
vaginal fornix
see vaginal fornix.
vaginal hypoplasia segmental
see müllerian duct aplasia.
vaginal inflammation
see vaginitis (1).
vaginal neoplasm
include papilloma, sarcoma, myxofibroma.
vaginal process
an outpocketing of the peritoneum into the gubernaculum at the site of the future inguinal canal in the male fetus; becomes the tunica vagina of the adult.
vaginal prolapse
see vaginal prolapse.
vaginal retainer
see bearing retainer.
vaginal ring
see annulus vaginalis.
vaginal rupture
occurs during mating, dystocia, insemination, or by sadistic or malicious trauma. Results in peritonitis or cellulitis of the pelvic fascia.
vaginal smear
examination of the cells in a smear is used as an aid in predicting the time of ovulation, which may be useful in selecting the optimal date for breeding.
vaginal stricture
cicatricial contraction after traumatic injury.
vaginal tunic
the double peritoneal fold which encloses the spermatic cord and the testis; made up of a visceral layer which is adherent to the testis and cord, and a parietal layer which lines the scrotum and the inguinal canal.
vaginal vestibule
entrance to the vagina enclosed between the lips of the vulva, the labia minor. Connects the vagina at the external urethral orifice to the external genital opening; develops from the embryonic urogenital sinus.
vaginal wash
irrigation of the vagina with sterile saline can be used to recover cells, which are stained and examined microscopically to monitor estrus.
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Medical eligibility criteria for new contraceptive methods: combined hormonal patch, combined hormonal vaginal ring and the etonogestrel implant.
The patient chooses to use a water-based lubricant during sexual relations and begins using intravaginal estradiol tablets (other options include the vaginal ring or cream).
A secondary analysis of the contraceptive vaginal ring efficacy trials did not show an increased pregnancy rate among heavier women.
While the patch and vaginal ring both expose users to higher doses of hormones than pills, women may find the benefits of not having to take a pill every day to be worth the small increased risk.
If the vaginal ring is used correctly it's more than 99% effective, meaning less than one woman in 100 will get pregnant a year.
To help clarify whether current microdosing (10-40 meg / day) of EE increases melanoma risk, the researchers compared 2,425 women prescribed oral, vaginal ring, or skin patch EE contraceptives for at least 12 months with 74,868 unexposed women.
In a safety evaluation study of these treatments performed at an academic US cancer center, Melisko and colleagues randomly assigned postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who reported vaginal dryness, sexual pain, or reduced sexual desire to 12 weeks of off-label treatment with an estradiol vaginal ring or intravaginal testosterone cream.
of women Contraceptive method ([dagger]) Intrauterine devices 37 20,000 Contraceptive implants 35 19,000 Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate 9 5,000 Oral contraceptives 12 7,000 Contraceptive vaginal ring 5 3,000 Contraceptive patch 2 1,000 Total 100 55,000 Age group (yrs) 20-44 Percent distribution Approximate Contraceptive method ([section]) no.
Nearly five percent utilize other hormonal contraception methods, such as injections or a vaginal ring.