Sep 28, 2023

Birth Control FAQs: The Patch

An illustration of a birth control patch

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to searching for a birth control method that is right for you. Here are some answers to the most common questions we get about the patch. 

Q: What is the birth control patch? 

A: The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe and convenient birth control method that works really well if you always use it correctly. You wear the patch on certain parts of your body, and it releases hormones through your skin that prevent pregnancy.  

There are two brands of birth control patches available in the U.S.: the Xulane patch and the Twirla patch. 

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