The birth control patch on a red surface with a pink background
The birth control patch on a red surface with a pink background
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Birth Control Patch

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More options, more control
Your easiest, pill-free birth control option is now available online! Get convenient pregnancy prevention without invasive procedures or needing to remember a daily pill. Simply apply to clean, dry skin and feel confident that you’re in control.

You should not use the Birth Control Patch if you have a BMI greater than 30 or a weight greater than 198lbs. If you are not eligible for the Birth Control Patch, NuvaRing is another non-daily contraceptive option that may work for you.

FSA & HSA accepted.

How does the birth control patch work?

The patch looks like a thin, plastic bandage that adheres to your skin. It can be placed in a variety of places on the body, including the shoulder/upper arm, lower back/upper butt, lower abdomen, or upper back (near the shoulder blade).

To prevent pregnancy for one month, you replace the patch weekly on the same day for three weeks. During week four, you leave the patch off and that’s when you have your period. You apply a new patch after 7 days to continue preventing pregnancy.

The patch is waterproof so you can swim, shower, and use a sauna with it on. Just ensure that it remains sticky and is thoroughly adhered to the skin.

Birth Control Patch Benefits

  • Simple to apply
  • No need for daily pills
  • Remove easily when you’re ready to go off birth control
  • Improved cycle regularity and periods
  • Efficacy not affected by vomiting or diarrhea

Medication Details

Birth Control Patch FAQ