Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Kenya

A contraceptive patch, also known as “the patch”, is a transdermal patch applied to the skin that releases synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent pregnancy.

Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Mechanism of Action
The mechanism of action of this patch is similar to that of oral contraceptives (OCs), which act by suppressing ovulation, changing cervical mucus (which hinders sperm migration through the endocervix), and altering the endometrium (which makes implantation of the embryo difficult).

Transdermal Contraceptive Patch effectiveness
If used it perfectly, the patch is 99% effective. But people aren’t perfect, so in reality, the patch is about 91% effective. So 9 out of 100 patch users get pregnant each year.                                         Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Kenya

Transdermal contraceptive patch placement
Place the patch on your buttocks, upper outer arm, lower abdomen or upper body. Don’t put it on your breasts or in a place where it will be rubbed, such as under a bra strap. Apply to skin that’s clean and dry. Avoid areas of the skin that are red, irritated or cut.

Transdermal Contraceptive Patch side effects

  • nausea, stomach pain;
  • breast tenderness or swelling;
  • headache, anxiety, mood changes;
  • skin irritation, redness, itching, or swelling where the patch was worn;
  • menstrual cramps; or.
    irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting.                                                           Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Kenya

Where to Get Transdermal Contraceptive Patch in Kenya
You can get Transdermal Contraceptive patch in Most major Hospitals or pharmacy near you
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