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slutpuppy
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I've been reading a lot lately about the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch that was approved by the FDA last Nov. It works like the pill, but u only have to use it once a week. I was wondering if a)This is out on the market yet and b)If it is has anyone used it. Thanks
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lemming
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I'm going to transfer this question to the Safer Sex and Birth Control forum, okay?

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Laurel Lemming
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Tel'kella
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There's another discussion on contraceptive patches here. I'm with the people who say they wouldn't use it because patches can fall off, but if you're interested in it, you should talk to your doctor; it might be a good choice for you
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jessica161986
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i am using it right now and it hasn't fell off for me and i take shower with it and he doesn't comeoff till u take it off u should try it,,,its better than pill or shot..i don't reccommend shot cus u can gain up to 20lbs every 3 mos
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lemming
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jessica, what you've said about the shot (weight gain) is NOT a definite. some people experience weight gain, in varying degrees. some people do not.

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Laurel Lemming
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