What is a contraceptive
What is a contraceptive?
There are many different methods and ways of preventing pregnancy. Those methods and ways are related to the kind. The couple should know the appropriate one and the best one to be used. Today we present to you a new method and a new tool of preventing pregnancy. So, what is a contraceptive patch?
The contraceptive patch is a very small patch, tiny, and colored with meat color. It looks somehow like Nicotine patch (5 * 5 cm). It is stuck on the skin to release two essential hormones; estrogen and progesterone. They are the same natural hormones that the ovaries in the women body. they also exist in the content of pills of pregnancy prevention.
What is a contraceptive patch facts group?
It is effective in preventing pregnancy, over 99 percent of effectiveness if it is used correctly.
You have to put the patch once in a week. You get three patches; each for a week, and the fourth week you do not put any.
It remains effective even if you have vomiting or diarrhea. It can be still on the body even during bathing, exercising, or swimming.
It effects on the situations of period and the pain; it decreases the severity of the period and pain.
It plays a good role in preventing the ovary cancer, vagina cancer, and the colon cancer.
It is not appropriate to use it among women who smoke over 34 years or over 90 kg in their weight.
It does not prevent the STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). That is why it is recommended to be used accompanied by the condom in the men, in order to avoid any case of sexually transmitted disease affection.
What is a contraceptive patch method of using?
If you aim to you use it, consider the following method (for a month)
The first week patch: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th day
The second week patch: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th day
The third week patch: 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st day
The fourth week without a patch
Now let us present most common question about what is a contraceptive patch:
How does the contraceptive patch work?
Each day, the patch releases a dose of the hormones estrogen and progesterone through the skin to the blood. And it works through preventing the ovary from making new eggs each month. And it also increases the amount of mucus of the vulva that prevents the sperm from arriving to the egg. It also increase the thickness of the vulva’s inside, which makes it stop the ability of the egg to grow and to nest.
How can you use the contraceptive patch?
It is so important to know how to use the preventer of pregnancy, in order to have the best effectiveness possible. You can use the contraceptive patch in all the areas of your body. as long as the area of the body is clean, dry and not hairy.
You have to apply only one patch every week, and then you stop for one week (as shown above). During the last week, you might experience some liquids come out of your vagina as it is the period. And after this week, you apply a new patch and start a new mensal period
Do not put the patch on:
- The irritated and painful skin
- In the places where you put skinny clothes
- On the breasts
- And you can change the place where to put the patches every time, in order to decrease the skin irritation.
When do the effects of the contraceptive patch appear?
According to the faculty of sexual orientation and health care, the start of using the patch in the first five days of the mensal period, will provide the required protection. It won’t require any other preventer of pregnancy.
In case you do not use it as I have just mentioned, you should use other protections such as condom, during the first week. This is answering your question of what is a contraceptive patch effectiveness duration.
What can you do if the contraceptive patch fell down?
Usually, the contraceptive patch sticks to the skin too much and it cannot get away of the skin at all. However, in case it fell down, then you have to get it back if you used it only for less than 24 hours and it still stick. But, if does not stick itself, do not use other things to stick it (such as a tape), just replace it with a new one. If the patch fell down after putting it for 48 hours, then get a new patch immediately and start a new period.
What is a contraceptive patch case of using? Is it appropriate for you to use it?
Actually, the contraceptive patch is not the right option for every woman. And I highly recommend you to consult a doctor before you use it. That is how you make sure if you can use it or not.
The cases when you really need to consult a doctor:
- If you are pregnant or you think yourself pregnant
- If you are during the natural breastfeeding
- If you are 35 years old or older and smoking, or you stopped smoking less than a year
- If you have weight gain
- If you have some medications, such as Antibiotics, The herb St. John, medications used for Epilepsy or Tuberculosis, or medications for the HIV.
What is a contraceptive benefit ensemble?
If you use the contraceptive patches correctly you can gain possibility of 99 percent of preventing pregnancy.
The benefits of the contraceptive patches:
- It is easy to be used and does not bother sexual intercourse
- If requires only one day per week to remember to use it. Unlike the pills that demand you to have it regularly and every day.
- The hormones released by the patches do not go to the stomach; they go directly to the blood. This means that it can be used during diarrhea and puke.
- It also makes your period more organized and less painful. It might decrease the PMS.
- It might decreases several kinds of cancer (as I mentioned above)
- It decreases the risk of having the fibroids, and breast diseases, and eggs diseases.
There are some side effects of the contraceptive patches, but I do not aim to mention them, because they are not mattering a lot, and everyone can get rid of them. Those side effects are such as; it can be noticeable, or it might cause some itching and irritation for a short duration. However, in order to use it, I recommend everyone to check his doctor and consult him before using it.
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