The patch contains the same hormones as the combined pill- estrogen and progestogen, but given through your skin. Each patch lasts one week, which can be a good option if you think you might be forgetful with pills. Smartphone alarms/reminders and apps can be useful to remind you when to change your patch.

Please see the attached leaflet with details of how to use the patch and what to do if it falls off. Our clinic staff will be happy to discuss the contraceptive patch with you.