Every year, contraception is becoming easier and more efficient, which means that the number of unwanted pregnancies should be reduced. But for this you must clearly comply with all requirements, such as taking a pill, as some just forget. And then comes to the aid of a new generation of contraception - hormonal patch.
Using the contraceptive patch
The contraceptive patch began to use at the beginning of the new millennium. He apparently is a conventional plaster small (4-5 cm) of solid color, which is stuck on the skin
The patch should be pasted on clean skin
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without rashes, moles and hair. Most often, it is recommended to place it on the upper area of the buttocks, abdomen, or on the outer shoulder area. High-quality contraceptive patch is glued tight, does not come unstuck and is even able to withstand water treatments, sports and humid climate. One patch on the skin should be not more than one week. If suddenly the plaster come off, then the woman has twenty-four hours to replace it with a new one. Then contraceptive plan will not be disrupted.
It may seem miraculous effect of this patch, as other methods of contraception
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require taking the pills, the use of contact substances during intercourse, whereas the plaster - it's just a piece of material attached to the skin. But this is no ordinary patch and hormone - by hormones and provides its contraceptive effect.
During the week, which is intended duration, the patch will be released into the blood of 20 mg of ethinyl estradiol per day. This hormone has a contraceptive effect, comparable to that used in conventional oral contraceptives. Also in the bloodstream starts dose progestativa norelgestromina. The patch needs to be changed once a week, following the same day shifts, for three week. In the fourth week to begin menstruating.
Side effects, precautions, contraindications
Ideally, the contraceptive patch should be appointed physician as birth control pills, because only he can tell whether a woman be certain side effects. Before you decide to use a band-aid on a regular basis, you need to undergo a medical examination in order to identify possible contraindications and prevent undesirable consequences.
The contraceptive patch is not suitable for high blood pressure
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, Predisposition to cancer breast or uterus, as well as the risk of phlebitis.
The effectiveness of the contraceptive patch
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when used correctly estimated, as in the use of pills, - up to 100%.