The Patch: Birth Control 101
the birth control patch is a small piece of plastic that looks like a square band-aid. it goes on your arm, torso stomach, or butt and releases hormones that prevent ovulation and help block sperm from getting to the egg. you need a prescription to get the patch and all you have to remember is to stick a new one on once a week for three weeks and then go patchless the fourth week. easy right? side effects for the patch are usually light and may include spotting, sore breasts and nausea. it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections so be sure to use a condom. the patch is really effective as long as you remember to change it on time every week. plus it's really easy to use. just stick it on and you're good to go. get free or low cost birth control at a nearby the right time health center in missouri. no insurance? no problem. visit the righttime.org for more info.
Everything you need to know about the patch in less than a minute.
The patch sticks to your body—kind of like a Band-Aid—and prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones that stop ovulation and help block sperm from getting to the egg. It’s really easy to use—just stick it on and you’re good to go.
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