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What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Timing
The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill.

In brief: Timing
The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Not every day
The biggest advantage of the patch compared to pills is that it's easier--you just have to use/change once a week, rather than daily.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) are even easier--iuds or an implant that goes underneath the skin---more effective (as effective as sterilization) and easier. The implant lasts 3 yrs; an iud lasts 5 or 10 yrs.

In brief: Not every day
The biggest advantage of the patch compared to pills is that it's easier--you just have to use/change once a week, rather than daily.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) are even easier--iuds or an implant that goes underneath the skin---more effective (as effective as sterilization) and easier. The implant lasts 3 yrs; an iud lasts 5 or 10 yrs.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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