PREVENTS PREGNANCY: YES; 91% EFFECTIVE
STI and HIV PROTECTION: NO, only condoms protect against all STIs
WHEN TO USE? Weekly
Type: Short Acting
The contraceptive patch is just that, a patch that looks just like a shiny plaster and sticks to the skin, highly effective to prevent you from getting pregnant by releasing hormones. Hormones are released continuously, entering the bloodstream through the skin that stops ovulation (the process where an egg is created) so no ovulation means no egg for sperm to fertilize. The patch isn’t transparent, so this method of contraception is visible.