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All about the Contraceptive Patch
The Contraceptive Patch is a small patch that you put on
Each Patch lasts for 7 days. The woman takes the old Patch off and
|This is what the patch looks like||
How does the Patch work?
The Patch has two kinds of hormones (estrogen and progestin)
How well does it work?
About 9 women out of 100 who use the Patch for a
The Patch may not work as well for women who
What do women like about using it?
What do some women dislike?
The patch can be worn on the arm, back, shoulder, hips or abdomen.
How do I get the Patch?
You must go to a health care provider. You
Your Family PACT provider can help you
How do I use the Patch?
Start using your Patch the day your health care provider
Put each Patch on a different part of your body.
For just the first 7 days, use another method, like
The Patch works best if the level of hormones stays
Week 2 and Week 3:
What about the side effects?
Some side effects of the Patch are:
If any of these side effects bother you, talk to
The Patch may not be safe for some
Talk to your Family PACT provider about any
Ask if the Patch is safe for you to use.
Watch for these warning signs.
With the Patch, you may get a higher dose of
The Contraceptive Patch does not
Use condoms (for men or women) along with the
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