A hormonal birth control method that is a stick-on patch worn on the lower abdomen, buttocks, outer arm or upper body that releases the hormones progestin and estrogen into the bloodstream to stop the ovaries from releasing eggs and keep sperm for reaching the egg. Available only from a healthcare provider, a new patch is put on once a week for 3 weeks and not worn on the fourth week. Also called by its brand name, Ortho Evra. Learn more about birth control.
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