22.11.2014

Could i be pregnant on the patch

The Center is an educational entity that exists to provide teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, health education programs, and conferences.All information is for educational purposes only. It contains hormone medicine similar to birth control pills, but the dose absorbed through the skin is 60% higher than the birth control pills with 35ug of estrogen. This may increase the risks of side-effects such as blood clots and makes it particularly important that patch users not smoke.
When used correctly, the patch is as effective as birth control pills in preventing pregnancy. When you place the patch on your skin, the hormones are absorbed through your skin and enter your bloodstream.


Health care providers and researchers studied over 3000 women and found that the patch was 91-99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The patch is usually started on the 1st day of your menstrual cycle or the 1st Sunday after your period (the same way you would start the pill). For example, if you start the patch on day 1 of your cycle, the next time you’ll change it is on cycle day 8 (week 2), then on cycle day 15 (week 3). On the 22nd day of your cycle (week 4) you remove the patch, and you don’t wear a patch on week 4. Showering, bathing, exercise, swimming, or even sweating shouldn’t loosen your hormone patch.


Be sure to always use a condom, and talk to your health care provider to make sure that the patch is the right choice for you.



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