Patch

What is it? How does it work?

The patch is a thin piece of plastic you wear on your skin, just like a Band-Aid. The patch contains progestin and estrogen, which are hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs each month and thicken your cervical mucus. The patch needs to be changed once weekly on the same day at the same time every week.

How effective is it?

With typical use, the patch is 91% effective. With perfect use, it is greater than 99% effective.

What are the side effects?

Women mostly complain about nausea, breast tenderness, and spotting while on the patch.

Does it protect me against sexually transmitted infections?

The patch does not provide protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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