... first 3 days in the patch my boyfriend ejacualted in me. This following week is my 3rd week I'm suppose to change my patch every Thursday but ripped the patch off on Tuesday because the patch was not sticking and later that day my boyfriend ejacualted in me again. I'm extremely nervous because I'm only 18 , this is the week I'm suppose to have a week off the patch so idk if I'm possibly pregnant, if it's a low chance of high chance. If I should be expecting my period in the next few days. I'm highly concerned and need answers
If it comes off, you should put a new one on. You have to have it on 3 weeks and off a week. The dr didn't tell you that you should use a condom the first week? I can't give you answers, you didn't follow directions, so you have a chance of pregnancy. If you don't get your period during the week your patch is off it doesnt necessarily mean you are pregnant. Put a new patch on when its due. Then a week later you can do a pregnancy test to be sure what's going on.
Hormonal Birth control isnt magic. It doesnt start working the minute you put it on like barrier methods do. Hormonal birth control needs time to begin to change hormonal triggers to prevent ovulation. This is why it is important to wait a week before having sex without a condom because the hormones havent had time to work yet and you are not protected the first week. The directions state this quite clearly and it also tells you what to do in the event of a patch coming off early. You HAVE to read the directions and follow the directions exactly for hormonal birth control to work right. If you do not use it right, your chances for pregnancy increase. The sex you had the first week was not protected so it was the same as using nothing since the drug didnt have time to work yet. There is no way to tell you if you did or did not get pregnant. Keep using the patch as directed and wait and see. I am going to add a link to the directions and you need to READ them carefully. These directions should come with every refill of patches you get from the pharmacy or clinic. Keep them on hand so that you can read over them if something happens and you arent sure what to do. Not using the method correctly can and will eventually lead to pregnancy so careful follow the directions exactly!
- Ortho Evra Information for Consumers
- Ortho Evra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ortho Evra (detailed)
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