05/04/2021

Evra

Patch

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The patch was great because you only had to change it once a week and it worked regardless of if you were sick- unlike the pill. I had heavy and painful periods and this gave me control and lessened the pain without stopping my periods. I did have side effects – cervix erosion, but this was after 10 years of constant use. I would recommend it but limit the time you are on it. Its not a forever contraception – but I don’t think any of them are…

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I stopped due to side effects and was then put on to the pill which I found unpleasant. I haven’t been on contraception since and try and use medication to manage my periods.

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns