► It prevents the release of the egg from the ovary
► It causes changes in the cervical mucus, thus preventing the sperm from reaching the egg
► It changes the inner lining of the uterus, thus preventing implantation of the egg
Though its effect starts immediately after application, an additional contraception is advised for the first 7 days after starting the patch. The patch does not protect the woman from AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.
The birth control patch is similar to oral contraceptive pills in terms of mechanism of action, benefits and side effects. Its main advantage is that it needs to be changed only once a week. This avoids the problem of missed doses with the oral pills.
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Women's perceptions and reasons for choosing the pill, patch, or ring in the CHOICE study: a cross-sectional survey of contraceptive method selection after counseling. - Published by PubMed
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