Should I put a patch on and hope that I end my period. or should I wait until my period ends on its own?
You want to apply it the day you are supposed to no matter if you are bleeding or not. If you wait, you will compromise your contraception and could get pregnant! As kaismama states, you no longer worry about bleeding after the first month. Just follow the calendar and apply the patch when you are supposed to and remove it when you are supposed to. Once you apply the patch, your period will likely stop within a day or two. You are wanting to prevent ovulation and ovulation has nothing to do with bleeding (well, that is not entirely true but that is another discussion-for this purpose it doesnt). What I'm saying is you can bleed and ovulate at the same time so dont worry about your period-just put the patches on when it is the correct day. You want to go by the calendar now, to prevent ovulation from happening.
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