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How should I use the birth control patch?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Change weekly
Use the patch for seven days/1 week, and then change to 2nd patch, for a week, then 3rd patch for a week ( change on the same day each week).
Then no patch for a week, restarting on your usual change day.

In brief: Change weekly
Use the patch for seven days/1 week, and then change to 2nd patch, for a week, then 3rd patch for a week ( change on the same day each week).
Then no patch for a week, restarting on your usual change day.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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