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Is the patch or the contraceptive ring as effective as the pill?

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Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Both the patch and ring are as effective as the pill.
Here's link to a simple birth control comparison chart: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-effectiveness-chart-22710.Htm.

In brief: Yes

Both the patch and ring are as effective as the pill.
Here's link to a simple birth control comparison chart: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-effectiveness-chart-22710.Htm.
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Dr. Daniel Chappell
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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

These methods of contraception have similar success rates with perfect use.
Patches and rings have the potential to be better because they are easier to use. The difference major difference between these methods is how the medicine is delivered to your body. Pills are eaten and absorbed through your digestive tract. Patches are absorb through skin. Rings are absorbed through the vagina.

In brief: Yes

These methods of contraception have similar success rates with perfect use.
Patches and rings have the potential to be better because they are easier to use. The difference major difference between these methods is how the medicine is delivered to your body. Pills are eaten and absorbed through your digestive tract. Patches are absorb through skin. Rings are absorbed through the vagina.
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Dr. Earle Pescatore
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