The patch

The patch is a thin, beige, plastic that sticks to the skin.

~The patch works by releases hormones, chemicals made in our bodies, controls how different parts of our body works. The patch has the same as the pill, estrogen and progestin.

~It is 92-99% of working well. Apply a new patch once a week for three weeks and the fourth week no patch.To get a patch there has to be a prescription needed from a planned parenthood health center, another health center, or a private health care provider. You have to discuss your medical history check your blood pressure and another medical exam needed for the cost of $0-$200.

~Benefits:

*Safe , simple and convenient.

*Make period regular lighter and shorter.

*Can become pregnant easily after removing the patch.

*works just like the pill and protects from acne, bad menstrual cramps, bone thinning, breast growths that are not cancer.

~Disadvantages

*Bleeding between periods

*Breast tenderness

*Nausea and vomiting

*May change sexual disadvantages

-Serious side effects, they most serious may be fatal.

*Heart attack

*Stroke

*Blood clot in legs, lungs, heart or brain

*These hormones in birth control has little effect on the risk of developing breast cancer.

~How effective is birth control patch:

*Works best when it is always placed on the skin on time.

*That keeps the correct level of hormone in a woman's body.

*Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they ALWAYS use Ortho Evra as directed.

*About 9 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don't always use Ortho Evra as directed.

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