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The patch is a safe, simple, and convenient way to prevent pregnancy. It also has other benefits, like helping with acne, making your periods lighter and more regular, and easing menstrual cramps.

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The patch is an effective way to prevent pregnancy (when used correctly).

If you follow the instructions and use the patch the right way, it gives you great protection against pregnancy.

Just change your patch on time every week. And make sure you’re wearing it when you’re supposed to. That’s all you have to do. You can use Spot On (our birth control reminder app) to help you stay on schedule.

You can use condoms along with the patch to get extra protection from pregnancy. Bonus: condoms also help protect against STDs.

The patch is convenient.

Using the patch is easy and convenient. It’s great for people who don’t want to deal with taking a pill every day, or who don’t want to use birth control that you have to think about right before you have sex.

You only have to think about your patch once a week, when you’re taking it off and putting another one on. But remembering to change your patch on time can be hard. Our birth control reminder app, Spot On, can help you stay on schedule. 

The patch is birth control you don’t have to think about during sex. If you use the patch correctly, you’re protected from pregnancy all day, every day. Many people say the patch makes their sex lives better because they can get caught up in the heat of the moment without worrying about birth control or pregnancy.

You need a prescription from a nurse or doctor to get the birth control patch. But you may be able to pick up several months’ worth of patches at once, or have them mailed to you. Depending on where you live, you may be able to order the birth control patch online.

The patch can make your periods better

Lots of people like the patch because it makes their periods regular and easy to predict. The hormones in the patch can also help with menstrual cramps and make your periods lighter.

You can also use the Xulane patch to safely skip your period, which is great for people who want a special occasion to be period-free, or just don’t want a visit from Aunt Flo every month.

The patch has health benefits.

Birth control patch side effects aren’t always a bad thing, and the patch isn’t just for birth control. The patch has many perks besides pregnancy prevention.

The patch can also help lessen or prevent:

  • acne

  • bone thinning

  • cysts in your breasts and ovaries

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • endometrial and ovarian cancers

  • serious infections in your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus

  • iron deficiency (anemia)

  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

You can get pregnant right away when you stop using the patch.

Many people who use birth control do want to have kids when the time is right. One of the great things about the patch is you can get pregnant soon after you stop using it.

After you stop using the patch, it usually takes 1-2 months for your periods to return to the cycle you had before you started using it. Once in a while, people have irregular periods or no periods at all for up to 6 months. This is more likely if your periods were irregular before you started the patch.

Even if your period doesn’t come back right away, it’s still possible to get pregnant when you’re not using the patch. So if you’re going off the patch but don’t want to get pregnant, start using another birth control method right away.

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The Patch

  • 93% effective

  • Costs up to $150, but can be $0

  • Prescription required

  • Change it once a week

The patch doesn’t protect you from STDs. Use a condom with your patch to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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