Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 24th, 2002
The first birth control patch, EVRA (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system), combines the effectiveness of the pill (99%) with the convenience of once-a-week dosing.
EVRA, a smooth, beige patch applied to the skin, is thin enough to be worn under women's clothing. It is worn for 1 week at a time and changed on the same day of the week for three consecutive weeks. The fourth week is "patch free." EVRA can be worn discreetly on one of four body areas - the buttocks, abdomen, upper torso or upper outer arm - and adheres well to the...
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