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patches or vaginal rings?
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dora - October 7

does anyone here tried patches or vaginal rings? any input? please share. thanks!

 

hannah - October 8

i have tried it once. it's an easy to use kind of method. no hassles and effective on preventing pregnancies.

 

cheskie - October 13

so how does it work in preventing pregnancies? how do we use it?

 

Rebecca Montana - October 15

The skin patch and the vaginal ring are two methods of birth control. These methods contain the hormones estrogen and progestin. Patch is described as a small, thin, adhesive square that is applied to the skin while the vaginal ring is a flexible, lightweight device that is inserted into the vagina. Both methods release drugs like those in birth control pills. These methods could be used more consistently than pills since both do not require a daily dosage.

 

Kimmie58 - October 15

cheskie you just insert the vaginal ring to your vagina while the patches is just applied directly to your skin.

 

ashley - October 15

dora, vaginal ring is a thin, transparent, flexible ring that you insert into your vagina to provide you contraception protection. leaving the ring in for 21 days, it slowly releases estrogen and progestin hormones into the body. these hormones stop ovulation and thicken the cervical mucus, creating a barrier to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg. You should wear this continuously for 21 days followed by 7 days off, each Vaginal Ring provides one month of birth control.

 

ashley - October 15

while the birth control patch is a thin, beige, 1¾-inch square patch that sticks to the skin. It releases hormones through the skin into the bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. this is the bc that i am using right now and works very well on me.

 

denise J. - October 15

the birth control patch is used based on the woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. the patch is put on the first day of her menstrual cycle or the first Sunday after her menstrual cycle begins. she will change the patch on her skin once a week for 3 weeks in a row. The patch should be applied either to her abdomen, buttocks, upper arm, or upper torso but not to her breasts. On the fourth week, no patch is worn, and a girl's period should start during this time.

 

VK79 - October 15

Just a reminder : in applying a new patch, it is on important that you applied on the same day every week to ensure that it keeps working effectively.

 

Daisy D. - October 15

For the first 7 days on the patch, best if you use an additional form of contraception to prevent pregnancy.

 

Red Bridget - October 15

What is cool with patch is that you can still engage in normal activities like swimming or exercise while wearing it. Also, you can get it wet in the shower or in the bath. As long as the patch should not be moved or removed until the week is up. In, case the patch falls off , see your doctor and talk to him about it.

 

dora - October 16

so which is better, patches or vaginal rings? this question goes to the one who tried both methods.

 

kimmy - November 27

i prefer patches... i'm currently using it and it's the best so far... i actually tried both but i'm more comfortable with patches...

 

aimee - December 9

i find vaginal ring more effective.each ring provides one month worth of birth control which means to say that you won't have to worry about taking it everyday. works good for people with short memory loss.

 

mariz - December 10

i do agree with that. most woman like the convenience of having to worry contraception once a month. that's one thing i'd like to consider.

 

dora - December 10

not all woman will be able to use ring especially those with medical condition. in this case, you may use a different method.

 

rechelle - December 10

my vaginal ring accidentally slip out. can i reuse it again? will it still be effective?

 

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