Patch - How does it work

You can use the contraceptive patch on most areas of your body as long as the skin is clean, dry and not very hairy. You apply a new patch once a week (every seven days) for three weeks, and then stop using the patch for seven days. This is known as your patch-free week. During your patch-free week you will get a withdrawal bleed, like a period, although this may not always happen.