► 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.
Latest Publications and Research on Birth Control PatchThe Impact of Insurance Coverage on Utilization of Prescription Contraceptives: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act. - Published by PubMed
Centering contraception: postpartum contraceptive choices of women enrolled in Centering group prenatal care versus traditional prenatal care. - Published by PubMed
Smoking Cessation Following Text Message Intervention in Pregnant Women. - Published by PubMed
The Relationship Between Prescription Copayments and Contraceptive Adherence in a New-user Cohort. - Published by PubMed
Oral contraceptives for pain associated with endometriosis. - Published by PubMed
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