Contraceptive patch: users speak!
The patch already has followers among our forums. Then, conquered or disappointed? This new method of contraception is practice? Secure? Our users confront their opinions online. Selected pieces.
Available in France since early 2004, the patch is an alternative to the existing means of contraception. What are its advantages and disadvantages? To be nonstick, discover an overview of their discussions.
A formula practice
Unlike the pill that takes every day, the patch is placed on the abdomen or buttocks for 7 days. After three weeks (and therefore three patches) women should remove the stamp during the fourth week. So it’s the same principle as the pill, single route of administration and dosage change! “From a practical point of view, it’s great” explains Sofy 17 a Doctissimo surfer. “There is still a week.” It no longer has to wonder if it has not forgotten to take his pill. But be careful to correctly lay early in the week, otherwise the question constantly is well pasted, if there is no water that will go in and is effective even by making folds”.
Same opinion for Fifi 143 a regular at forums Doctissimo for whom “patches seem fine, practical, very reliable and avoid oversights of pill…”. Maelleanna also seems to share these positions: “I find it more convenient than the pill, but it should still be careful because the change in patch must must be done on specific days”.
A few drawbacks
But this innovative contraceptive did not only followers. Sophie 38 is “need to change it too often and that small red patches appear below the stamp. “This gratouillait me, short for me, it was in the Middle”. And add as I couldn’t stand his sight, I taped it in the back and glue which overflows, it is not very clean. Similarly, I couldn’t stand the idea that I could not wash below after sport. Apart from that, I have well supported it: I did have breast pain, any more than I have had spotting (loss of blood) “.” Same sound Bell to Tania, “there are drawbacks: small allergies and this is not very aesthetic… but at least I do more likely to forget my pill!” she says. Lisa also notes that “after a few days, he has black traces of sticky around the patch, this is not very aesthetic but hey, it comes off with of the PTFE (taking care not to put on the patch no longer!” She has also been victim of small type hives rashes.