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What is the patch?

Avatar Josh Hamburger Sep 19, 2019

The patch is a form of birth control that is placed on the arm for a week at a time. It prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones that prevent an egg from being released from the ovary. The patch is placed on your body once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, with one week off for your menstrual cycle to take place. The patch has a higher risk of blood clot formation compared to other forms of birth control.

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