What happens if you wear a patch on your off week?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | Dec. 22, 2020, 5:28 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Birth Control
It’s totally safe to wear a birth control patch on the week you usually take it off. In fact, many people wear a patch every week of the month so they can skip their periods. If you want to not get a period, just skip the patch-free week and start a new pack of patches on week four.
If you decide to wear the patch continuously, you may have some bleeding or spotting for the first six months. This is totally normal, and will most likely go away eventually. You can also use our Spot On birth control app to give you reminders on when to change your patch for whatever schedule you choose.
Tags: patch, birthcontrol