Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is one form of birth control that has proven to be effective.

What is the Transdermal Birth Control Patch?

The birth control patch is a exactly what it sounds like. A patch that you can wear on certain areas of your body (including your belly, butt and back), it administers the hormones estrogen and progestin for up to 3 weeks.

How Does Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Work?

  • The birth control patch prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs and stops ovulation from taking place. This makes it impossible for sperm to fertilize your eggs and make you pregnant.
  • Outside of eliminating ovulation, the birth control patch will also make the mucus that exists on your cervix dramatically thicker. This will stop any sperm from reaching your eggs.

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In order for this form of birth control in Rochester to work properly, you need to follow the instructions given to you by South Avenue Women’s Services and wear your patch regularly in the place where it’s supposed to be. You also need to change your patch on a schedule in order to reap the benefits of it.

Failure to do this could result in an unplanned pregnancy, so it’s important for you to make note of your patch changes and stick to them.

Advantages of Transdermal Birth Control Patches

One of the most convenient and easy ways to incorporate birth control into your life, the birth control patch has helped many women prevent pregnancies. It is simple to apply and to follow the schedule of use.

  • The birth control patch is 99% effective in a perfect scenario, and about 91% effective for the average individual.

Disadvantages of the Birth Control Patch

Although a birth control patch in Rochester can prevent pregnancy, it cannot stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. To reduce the risks associated with STDs, you will still need to use condoms regularly during sexual activity.

South Avenue Women’s Services can show you how simple it is to apply a birth control patch in Rochester and help you to create a schedule that you can stick to moving forward. If you are currently interested in starting the use of birth control in the Rochester area, there are a few different options that available to you through South Avenue Women’s Services.

We can provide you with the information you will need to choose the best birth control option for your specific situation.

For more information on birth control patches or to inquire about how they could potentially help you, give South Avenue Women’s Services a call at 585-271-3850 today.