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Anti Contraceptive patch

 Quick Facts

  • It may appeal to you even if you have religious objections to using medical contraceptives.
  • It can be stopped at any time.
  • It makes you self-aware of your body and periodic cycles.


With correct use, the contraceptive patch is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

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Key Benefits 

  • A highly effective  method of contraception
  • Widely available
  • Ease of use

What is an Anti Contraceptive Patch/ transdermal patch?

The contraceptive patch is a tiny, thin, beige-colored, square patch that must stick to the skin. It releases hormones into the body via the skin. Hormones are chemical substances that control your body’s different functions.

  • The patch supplies the body with a daily dosage of hormones, thus saving an individual from conceiving the baby after intercourse.
  • The patch has the same hormones as in pills, but the delivery route differs.
  • They thicken the cervical mucus in your body, making it hard for the sperm to reach and enter the egg.

How to use it correctly?

  • Select a start date.  If it is your first time, you may use the patch on the first day of your period. The first day of the period is considered the day when your bleeding starts. If you start using the patch on the first day of your period, you don’t need a backup contraceptive. Alternatively, you may also start on a Sunday. In that case, apply the first patch on the first coming Sunday after the bleeding has begun. You must use a backup contraceptive method during the first week.
  • Choose the place. You can apply the patch on your upper outer arms, abdomen, buttocks, or upper body. Avoid putting it on your breasts. Clean and let dry the skin before applying a patch. Don’t apply lotion, creams, or makeup on the area.
  • Apply the patch. Tear open the pack with your fingers just as you are ready to use the patch. With your fingernail, raise one corner of the patch and peel away half of the plastic liner. Don’t touch the sticky surface of the patch. Put the sticky surface of the patch on your skin and remove the rest of the plastic liner. Ensure the patch sticks well to the skin by pressing it firmly for 10 seconds with your hand.

       Change of patch

  • Change the patch after a week for three weeks. Remove the applied patch after one week(seven days) and put a new patch on your body each week. Be sure to change it on the same day of the week for the next three weeks. Try a new area of skin each time to prevent irritation. Discard the used patch in the trash.
  • Skip wearing the patch in the fourth week. Don’t put a new patch during the fourth week. You will have your period during this time. At the end of the fourth week, start with a new patch. The day of application must be the same as the day during previous weeks.
  • If you forget to put a new patch on time,  Apply the new patch at once as you remember.  Use backup contraception for one week if you apply the birth control patch in your first week or late for more than two days in your second or third week.


  • It is pretty easy to use.
  • There is no interruption to sexual intercourse as while wearing a condom
  • You only need to change the contraceptive patch once a week.
  • You can carry it anywhere. If you suffer from diarrhea, a contraceptive pill might fail to work, whereas the contraceptive patch still works.
  • It does not give you irregular periods, unlike contraceptive pills.
  • It helps make periods regular, lighter, and less painful
  • It is easy to know and control when a period comes
  • The patch can help with acne
  • It protects against womb and ovarian cancer and pelvic inflammatory disease


  • It may have temporary side effects like headaches, high blood pressure, etc.
  • Spotting might occur
  • It may be tough to remember when to change
  • It does not protect you from HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STIs)
  • Only available in a light skin tone
  • You need to keep track of the number of weeks
  • There may be some itching, soreness, and redness at the site
  • The patch may be visible and may sometimes get loose or fall off
  • In some cases, it may cause disrupted periods
  • It is rare, but some females may suffer from blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes

Essential Tips

  • Please check the patch regularly to make sure that it is in place. If the patch becomes partially or wholly detached and becomes hard to reapply, replace it with a new one at once. If your patch stays wholly or partially detached for more than 24 hours, use a new patch immediately and use backup contraception for one week.
  • You need to change it every week. You must not skip that.
  • Do not change, cut, or decorate the patch that may alter it. Do not apply glue or tape to keep the patch in place.

Recommended to use if

You may use it unless contraindicated otherwise.

Not Recommended if

  • you are pregnant.
  • You have more weight.
  • Smoke or have quit recently, within the last year.
  • you are over 35 years of age.
  • You are one of your family members who has suffered from a thromboembolic disease
  • limited mobilization due to surgery, trauma, etc.
  • Severe varicose veins or cardiac complications.
  • If you have Hepatitis, benign liver tumors, or gallbladder disease.
  • You are suffering from Diabetes.
  • Migraines with aura regularly.
  • You have migraine.

In Short

This method is known to be 99% effective in birth control if you use it appropriately.




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