The ring lasts one month at a time and is placed inside the vagina. It is made of small, flexible plastic that is comfortable and not noticeable, like a tampon. It does not need to be removed for sexual activity.
The patch is a 2” x 2” beige adhesive bandage. A person sticks the patch onto their arm, back, butt or stomach.The patch stays on for one week at a time (for example, someone might put a new one on every Monday).
If you are 12 or older in Illinois, you can get birth control and many sexual health services on your own! We encourage you to talk with a trusted adult, but you do not need anyone’s permission to make an appointment. You can also come to Planned Parenthood no matter your income, insurance, gender identity, sexuality or immigration status.
Your privacy is very important to us! We follow the law to make sure your visit is confidential.