"The Evra Patch is a very effective contraceptive, and is not affected by sickness."
- Applied weekly
- Unaffected by illness
- Very reliable
The Evra Patch is a very effective means of contraception for women who do not want to remember to take a daily pill or use an implant.
About the Evra Patch
What is the Evra Patch?
The Evra Patch is a contraceptive patch used by women to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
The Evra Patch is a hormone-releasing patch which sticks to the skin. The patch is approximately two inches by two inches, and should be placed on a clean, hairless, and dry area of skin so that the synthetic oestrogen and progesterone it contains can be easily absorbed into the body. Unlike certain other contraceptive methods, the absorption of hormones through the patch will not be affected by stomach upsets.
How quickly does the Evra Patch take effect?
So long as you start it on the first day of your period, it is immediately effective. To optimise its effectiveness and ensure successful transfer of hormones, you should place it on a clean, hairless, dry patch of skin and be careful not to accidentally remove it.
As well as the Evra Patch, we have a number of alternative contraceptives:
There are other long acting contraceptives available. These include implants, the coil and injection therapy.
Your local GP or family planning clinic could give you further information about these and others.