The Contraceptive Patch is a combined hormonal method – not suitable for women who can’t take the combined pill.

The contraceptive patch is a small, thin, beige coloured patch, nearly 5cm x 5cm in size. You stick it on your skin and it releases two hormones – oestrogen and progestogen. These are similar to the natural hormones that women produce in their ovaries and like those used in the combined .

Learn more about this patch by downloading the leaflet here.

REMEMBER: Condoms are the only contraception method to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms can protect you from STI’s such as syphilis and gonorrhoea, both of which have increased in the last couple of years.