What is a contraceptive patch?
The contraceptive patch is a very thin and smooth adhesive tape, which is securely attached to the skin on a body area easily reached by you (the lower abdomen, buttock, shoulder blade, or the outer part of the shoulder).
Despite its unusual form, contraceptive patch effectiveness is 99.4%.
It doesn’t interfere with daily activities, and it doesn’t come off upon contact with water.
The patch contains a combination of hormones, which is why it stops ovulation and thickens the cervical mucus, making it less permeable for the sperm.
Hormones are absorbed into the blood through the skin bypassing the stomach, so this method is suitable for people suffering from gastrointestinal diseases.
One patch is effective for 7 days, after which it must be replaced. After three weeks, it is necessary to take a week-long break.