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What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

Blood clot: Any birth control method that has estrogen in it has rare, but serious, side effects like blood clot, stroke and heart attack. Keep in mind however that getting pregnant has a risk of blood clot that is 6 to 10 times greater than birth control. Also to keep things in prespective...Driving your car is probably the riskiest thing you do on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

Timing: The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill. ...Read more

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Does using the birth control patch increase my risk for stroke?

Does using the birth control patch increase my risk for stroke?

Not really clear: The fda put it back on the market. Earlier it was thought toouvh estrogen was absorbed by the patch but recent studies have not proven risks. ...Read more

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So two of my friends are sexually active & using the birth control patch, They Wanted me to try it, But I'm a Virgin. If I remove it will it affect me?

So two of my friends are sexually active & using the birth control patch, They Wanted me to try it, But I'm a Virgin. If I remove it will it affect me?

Discuss with doctor: You should not be using other peoples medication without guidance and a prescription from a doctor. The patch contains hormones. You would not want to expose your self without first knowing if it is a safe medication for you. If you are considering becoming sexual active it is a great idea to see a doctor first and discuss your birth control options. ...Read more

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Does using the birth control patch increase risk for heart disease?

Does using the birth control patch increase risk for heart disease?

Ask GYN b4 u start: Please look up the name of any drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more

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I'm considering using birth control patches. Do they have weight gains as effects as well? If so, how much weight?

I'm considering using birth control patches. Do they have weight gains as effects as well? If so, how much weight?

Usually no: Most women don't gain weight with hormonal birth control (pills, patch, ring) as shown in studies yrs ago--women taking placebo gained as much as women taking high dose pills. Some women with other types of bc can gain weight--as with the shot. Most with other types of bc don't. Pregnancy does make you gain weight! ...Read more

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Does using birth control patches increase my risk for stroke?

Does using birth control patches increase my risk for stroke?

Yes: Birth control has hormones that can increase the risk for stroke. It's one of the well known complications. That risk is multiplied if you also smoke. However in young healthy nonsmoking individuals that overall risk is still pretty low. ...Read more

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How much is birth control patch?

$90: My database shows an average cost of approximately $90 per month. This is from www.Drugstore.Com, and with no contribution from your health plan insurance. Sometimes family planning clinics do offer sliding scales for birth control. ...Read more

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How should I use the birth control patch?

How should I use the birth control patch?

One a week: On the sunday after your period starts, you place the first patch on your skin. Remove the old patch and place a new patch on every sunday for three straight weeks. The fourth sunday you remove the old patch and do not put a new one on. After a week with no patch, on sunday you place a new patch on and start over again. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more