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The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin. It gradually releases hormones into your body to prevent pregnancy. You replace it once per week.

Ortho Evra

If you don’t like taking a daily pill, try the patch instead! Ortho Evra is a transdermal contraceptive patch (meaning a patch that goes on your skin) that you wear for three weeks. You can place it on your arm, back, stomach, or butt, and it will release hormones over the course of three weeks. At the end of that time, you remove the patch for a week before replacing it with a new one. For maximum effectiveness, instructions must be followed closely.

Nurx™ does not currently offer this patch.  Learn how you can get your first pack for FREE or read more about this drug in the FAQs below. 


Xulane is a combination birth control patch. Forget daily dosing: Apply and change the Xulane patch each week for 3 weeks, then go patch-free for the 4th week. Xulane is a generic drug.

The patch is a thin, beige piece of plastic that looks like a square Band-Aid. It’s a little less than two inches across, and comes in one—and only one—color (beige). You stick the patch on your skin and it gives off hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.

Click below to learn how to get Xulane or to reach out to our team to learn how you can get your first birth control pill pack for only $15 or free with insurance.

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