The birth control patch, also known as “The Patch,” offers convenience and effectiveness. Let’s explore the details:

  1. Description:
    • Thin, beige piece of plastic cloth.
    • Adheres to the skin.
    • Prevents pregnancy.

  2. How It Works:
    • Hormonal Release:
      • Contains estrogen and progestin.
      • Thickens cervical mucus within the uterus.
      • Prevents eggs from leaving the ovaries and joining with sperm.

    • Application:
      • Easy to apply.
      • Can be placed on various body areas (buttocks, upper outer arm, stomach, upper torso).
      • Patch-free week during the fourth week of the pack (when period occurs).

  3. Safety Recommendations:
    • Similar to birth control pills.
    • Do Not Use If:
      • Pregnant.
      • History of blood clots, high blood pressure, severe diabetes, migraines, breast cancer, or other specified medical conditions.
      • Over 35 and smoke.
    • Benefits:
      • Protection against acne, menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, bone thinning, endometrial and ovarian cancers, anemia, cysts, and premenstrual side effects.

  4. Consult with Our Gynecologists:
    • Personalized information and guidance.
    • Assess your medical history.
    • Choose the best birth control option for you.


Contact Castaneda OBGYN to schedule an appointment and make an informed decision about your birth control.