The patch is a combined hormonal contraceptive method containing oestrogen and progestogen. It is a thin beige plaster, made of three layers of plastic, which is stuck to the skin and changed weekly. It's a great option if you want the benefits of the combined pill, but don't want to have to remember to take a pill every day. The risk of blood clots with the patch may be slightly higher when compared to other combined methods.

What is in the Patch?

Oestrogen
Progestogen


Frequency

Weekly

Effectiveness

93% - 99+%

Blood clot risk

Increased

Effect on fertility

None

FAQs

Where can I get the contraceptive patch?


Where can you stick the contraceptive patch?


What happens if my contraceptive patch falls off?


Does the patch make you gain weight?


What happens if my contraceptive patch gets wet?


Detailed information

How the Patch works:


How to use the Patch:


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