Warning: Illegal string offset 'custom_css_post_id' in /home/content/n3pnexwpnas02_data03/11/3376011/html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 905

The Birth Control Patch

The Birth Control Patch

If you don’t like wearing a contraceptive or taking it orally, you can slap it to your skin because there are birth control patches available in the market.

The birth control patch is a thin, beige colored, four and a half centimeter square patch that is applied to the skin. Each patch contains hormones that release chemicals into your bloodstream.

The chemicals found in the patch are progesterone and estrogen that are designed to prevent ovulation which is the release of an egg from the ovaries during a female’s monthly cycle. When this happens, a girl can have intercourse without the risk of getting pregnant.

The birth control patch also does something else and it thickens the mucus that is produced in the cervix making it difficult for the sperm to ever reach the eggs. Sometimes, the hormones themselves may affect the lining of the uterus so if ever the egg is fertilized, it will have a difficult time attaching itself to the walls of the uterus.

Proper usage of the birth control patch is done based on her monthly menstrual cycle. This will be applied to the skin for 3 weeks in a row and then on the fourth week, she remains patch free so she can have her monthly period.

The patch should be applied to one in four areas of the body namely the abdomen, buttocks, upper arm or torso. The trick is making sure that the patch is placed on the same day each week because this is the only way to make sure that it is effective.

So, if you decide to put on a patch on a Tuesday, this should be replaced on Tuesday the following week. Once you remove the old one, put the new one close to the previous area as this avoids skin irritation. Do not apply the new patch if the skin has a cut, is color red or irritated.

First time users of birth control patches are advised to use an additional form of contraception during the first 7 days of use. This is a failsafe in the event that the birth control patch falls off.

Birth control patches are waterproof and sweat proof so you can continue doing your daily routine. You must never apply soap and other skin products because this may affect its ability to stick on your skin.

Because the birth control patch releases chemicals into the bloodstream, you may experience some side effects. This includes abdominal pain, breast tenderness, fluid retention or raised blood pressure, irregular bleeding, headaches, menstrual cramps and nausea.

Not all women may also use birth control patches. If you are 35 years of age, suffer from blood clots, chest pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, known or suspected tumor, hepatitis, heart diseases and allergic to patches, it is advised that you find another birth control method.

Some drugs may also complicate the effectiveness of the birth control patch. These include certain antibiotics that are used to treat seizures, migraines and tuberculosis. When you speak to your doctor about birth control methods, it is best to undergo a physical examination and reveal to him or her any other relevant information about your medical condition.

Birth control patches are easy to use. You just have to put it in the same area each week and best of all, it doesn’t cause any interruptions when you are having sex.

(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)

You may also like...

13,006 Responses

  1. You’re the one with the brains here. I’m watching for your posts.

    View Comment
  2. Ya learn something new everyday. It’s true I guess!

    View Comment
  3. Always the best content from these prodigious writers.

    View Comment
  4. IMHO you’ve got the right answer!

    View Comment
  5. that you are not bribed, paid, offered anything for free and have no motives in the food world – which makes your blog posts very honest and I have great faith in what you are telling me every time I read your opinions/ experiences.c) your handsome good looks : / (maybe not that one: )Uyen x

    View Comment
  6. Ah, i see. Well that’s not too tricky at all!”

    View Comment
  7. IMHO you’ve got the right answer!

    View Comment
  8. This is just the perfect answer for all forum members

    View Comment
  9. Joel and I send our condolences on your loss. We will miss Don’s wonderful smile. We always looked forward to camping with Don and Louise. They always made us feel welcome. All of you will be in our prayers.

    View Comment
  10. Most help articles on the web are inaccurate or incoherent. Not this!

    View Comment
  11. Oups, j’en oublie l’astérisque.* : désolé pour l’usage de ces tirets, mais je n’ai pas encore tenté d’installer le clavier français étendu sur ce nouveau portable (si tant est que j’en dispose encore des pilotes quelque part).

    View Comment
  12. Hey, don’t forget that Fred Hill has a plan and vision! That is he plans on taking the remaining $1.8 million to the bank and then envisions himself working as a college basketball TV analyst. Fred Hill’s pregame “keys to winning” after compiling a conference win loss record of 8-51 (and counting) will make for very compelling television.Regarding Seton Hall, tomorrow’s night game against South Florida is the scariest of the road trip, since it screams “Trap Game”. Bobby Gonzalez better have his team prepared for that game before focusing on possible upsets.

    View Comment
  13. I’ll try to put this to good use immediately.

    View Comment
  14. The pictures are amazing =) Ashley you have a beautiful daughter, and I know you can’t wait til Frank gets home to be able to hold his daughter! You look great holding your little girl!! Miss you!!

    View Comment
  15. Both the shorts you've made are just heavenly. Love your taste in fabrics. I enjoyed your bling photos in this post. I just sat and stared. I've been working on my accessories and have an entire dresser drawer dedicated to bracelets. 😉 I could use more!

    View Comment
  16. Your post has moved the debate forward. Thanks for sharing!

    View Comment
  17. I’ll try to put this to good use immediately.

    View Comment
  18. Check that off the list of things I was confused about.

    View Comment
  19. If I communicated I could thank you enough for this, I’d be lying.

    View Comment
  20. Sigh, che bello il C64. Ne ho ancora 2, montati e perfettamente funzionanti nel mio salotto, collegati in rete con un portatile per ascoltare i SID dalla vera macchina: veramente una goduria! E quelle musiche, quelle splendide musiche, animano ancora le serate di bagordi coi miei amici smanettoni. Ma probabilmente io e i miei amici non siamo proprio a posto se arriviamo a tanto :-)Pape

    View Comment
  21. Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figuring this one out!

    View Comment
  22. Now I feel stupid. That’s cleared it up for me

    View Comment
  23. Very descriptive blog, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part
    2?

    View Comment
  24. crafters dit :Bjr iphonix. J’ai un 3GS New Boot Rom sur ios6.0 et la bb:06.15.00. j’ai jailbreacké avec Redsnow mis à jour c-à-d 09.15b2 mais je n’ai pas de réseau.y’a t-il une solution?

    View Comment
  25. You Sir/Madam are the enemy of confusion everywhere!

    View Comment
  26. Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. 🙂

    View Comment
  27. We’ve arrived at the end of the line and I have what I need!

    View Comment
  28. Oh my gosh. It’s lucky that you’re so calm and rational. Here, there would have been much screaming, though I probably would have been able to take care of business.

    View Comment
  29. just found this new video by Nicole Dean. A great follow-up to the recent discussion on using PLR in your Email Marketing Plan. If you’ve had personal concerns about using content with Private Label Rights, or hiring

    View Comment
  30. Created the greatest articles, you have.

    View Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Warning: Illegal string offset 'update_browscap' in /home/content/n3pnexwpnas02_data03/11/3376011/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-statistics/includes/classes/statistics.class.php on line 132