There are loads of types of birth control that women can use that will aid them to prevent them from getting pregnant when they are not prepared. For certain individuals the birth control choice that they choose if rather effective and they will have to wait a year or possibly more when getting off of it in order to have a baby.
One kind of birth control that is not quite as standard as many others is the birth control patch. This is a slim, square patch that is no more than 1 ¾ inches and is put on the woman's skin. It functions by putting out hormones or particular chemicals inside of the blood stream. These hormones work to control the organs in the body and how they function.
Several women who discover about the patch are skeptic and question not just how it functions - but also how it can be effective when all it does is sit on your skin. It is similar to the function of a nicotine patch which can let go of the right chemicals that assist us to battle the urge to smoke.
The patch carries estrogen and progesterone - two common hormones that are contained in women. These hormones are discharged into the blood stream and function to forbid the ovulation process. Ovulation is when a woman will discharge an egg from her ovaries during the menstrual cycle. If the egg cannot be released then the man's sperm will not be able to fertilize anything. Therefore she is not able to get pregnant.
These hormones also serve to thicken the mucus that is developed within the woman's cervix. This can make it very tough for the sperm to travel through her and to grab hold of any of the eggs that may have been discharged. Likewise they will make it hard for any fertilized eggs to grab hold of the wall of the uterus.
The woman will utilize the patch dependent on her menstrual cycle. She will want to set it on the first day of the cycle and then one time a week for three weeks after that. The birth control patch is able to be placed on her stomach, upper arm, buttocks, or upper torso. In the fourth week she will take off the patch - but will start her menstrual cycle.