The Evra patch is a combined hormonal contraceptive method containing oestrogen and progestogen. It is a thin beige plaster, made of three layers of plastic, which is stuck to the skin and changed weekly. It is a good option if you want to stick something on and forget about it for a week. It can help to control bleeding as well as alleviate nausea as you don't have to take it orally. The progestogen in the patch is changed by the body into the progestogen found in popular combined pills like Microgynon and Rigevidon . The risk of blood clots with the patch may be slightly higher when compared to other combined methods.

What is in the Evra patch?

High oestrogen
Androgenic progestogen

Alternative to Evra patch

This contraceptive sits in Group 1 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:




93% - 99+%

Blood clot risk


Effect on fertility



Where should I apply the Evra patch?

Does the Evra patch cause weight gain?

How long does it take for the Evra patch to wear off?

My Evra patch fell off - will I get pregnant?

Can I buy the Evra patch online?

Detailed information

How Evra patch works:

How to use Evra patch:

How safe is Evra patch: