Where’s The Best Place To Put The Patch?

Choose where to apply the patch.

You can place the patch on your buttocks, upper outer arm, lower abdomen or upper body.

Don’t put it on your breasts or in a place where it will be rubbed, such as under a bra strap.

Can you put the patch on your thigh?

Many women start using the patch on the first day of their period. Use the patch 3 out of 4 weeks. Put on a new patch every week on the same day of the week. The 4th week, don’t wear a patch.

Can I get pregnant on the patch?

Birth control patch effectiveness

If you use it perfectly, the patch is 99% effective. But people aren’t perfect, so in reality, the patch is about 91% effective. So 9 out of 100 patch users get pregnant each year. But there’s a very small chance you’ll get pregnant, even if you use the patch perfectly.

Is the patch better than the pill?

Because the patch contains a higher dose of hormones than the pill, the side effects may be more intense than with the pill.

When should I start the patch?

Apply your first patch during the first 24 hours of your menstrual period. Apply your first patch on the first Sunday after your menstrual period begins. Use a non-hormonal contraceptive method of birth control, such as a condom and spermicide or diaphragm and spermicide, for the first 7 days of your first cycle only.