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What Are The Benefits of The Contraceptive Patch?

What Are The Benefits of The Contraceptive Patch?
What Are The Benefits of The Contraceptive Patch?

Health benefits [5]

It’s highly effective in preventing pregnancy. With typical use or the way most people use it, the patch prevents pregnancy in 93 out of 100 women who use it. With perfect use, it will prevent 99 out of 100 women from falling pregnant.
It helps to manage some menstrual-related problems. For instance, it can shorten periods and minimize cramps and pre-menstrual syndrome.
It can provide menstrual regulation – it may make your periods more regular, lighter, and less painful.
It can help to reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.
It offers protection against endometrial and ovarian cancer.
It reduces the risk of iron-deficiency anemia.
It reduces the risk of ovarian cysts, fibrocystic breast syndrome, and fibroadenomas of the breast.
It may clear up acne.
It remains effective even when you vomit or have diarrhea.

Lifestyle benefits

It requires moderate effort. It is a great alternative for women who want a contraceptive that is similar to the combined oral contraceptive without the stress of having to take a daily pill [6].
It is easy to administer – it is like putting on a piece of sticking tape (and you only need to change it every week.
It does not interrupt sex.
It provides predictable menstrual periods. If you like getting your period every month, with no spotting, then the patch may be a good choice for you.
It does not delay the return to fertility. You will be able to get pregnant right after going off the patch. If you stop using the patch and are not ready to get pregnant, switch to another contraceptive method.

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