Talking about contraceptive methods, the contraceptive patch is one of the contraceptives are many women choose because of its usability. Contraceptive patch is a Transdermal patch small areas, including two hormones estrogen and progesterone, the release of the active ingredient through the skin into the bloodstream, effective contraception for 1 week.
Characteristics of the contraceptive patch
The patch releases a hormone into the bloodstream through the skin, thereby preventing ovulation in a woman every month. Contraceptive patch may increase cervical mucus, thin the lining of the uterus to make sperm can not reach the egg and fertilization.
Stickers affixed to a discreet location on the surface of the body such as the arms, side of thigh, abdomen, shoulder, back or buttocks (not affixed to the chest). Using the first patch on the first day of your period, then replace the patch every week once, for 3 consecutive weeks. After 3 weeks of use, paste 1 week and will stop menstruating during that week.
The side effects of the contraceptive patch
However, like any contraceptive methods, contraceptive patch has side effects. Some side effects warnings concerning contraception are: breast tenderness, migraines, nausea, light weight ...
Although side effects are considered rare, but according to some medical studies, the patch can increase the risk of blood clots and heart disease due to hormonal mechanisms directly absorbed into the bloodstream. This is because the amount of estrogen in the contraceptive patch and contraceptive pills daily, but when similar medications, hormone metabolism in the gut before going into veins, even when using the patch, hormone goes directly to blood vessels. Therefore, women with chronic diseases such as goiter, hypertension, or tumors, diabetes, some cardiovascular disease ... should not be used for contraceptive patch may cause complications.
To avoid this hazard, before using the contraceptive patch, you need to see to know I was sick or at risk for cardiovascular disease do not. If not, you can use Transdermal patch contains two hormones.
Tips & WarningsIn case you are sick grain at risk of heart disease, the patch can not be used and, of course, also not used contraceptive pill contains estrogen mixture is kind of high concentrations. At this point, you should consult your doctor to choose the appropriate method of contraception for you.