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The Contraceptive Patch

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The Contraceptive Patch

  1. 1. The Contraceptive Patch Cody Duff <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like a square band-aid. </li></ul><ul><li>slowly releases a combination of estrogen and progestin hormones. </li></ul><ul><li>These hormones prevent ovulation. </li></ul><ul><li>How It Works </li></ul><ul><li>Thickens the cervical mucus, creating a barrier to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. </li></ul><ul><li>99% effective </li></ul><ul><li>92% for women weighing 198 LBS. or more. </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Contraceptive Patch <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>$7 A Month </li></ul><ul><li>How can you get it? </li></ul><ul><li>It is available by prescription </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Contraceptive Patch <ul><li>Positive Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be worn for three weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Effects fertility one month at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not interrupt sex play </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Does not protect against STDs, including HIV/AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>Raised risk of heart attack and stroke. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a prescription. </li></ul>
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