Are contraceptive patches better than pills for safe sex 🩹💊 ?

I am thinking about discussing with my boyfriend the possibility of switching to this type of birth control after 3.5 years using pills. I had a conversation with mom earlier and she doesnโ€™t approve them.
Should I try them or keep using pills?
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  • Neither a patch NOR a pill do ANYTHING for safe sex. Only barrier methods, such as condoms and foams or melts kill HIV virus and prevent sperm, bodily fluids from touching your bodily fluids.

    If you're talking about preventing PREGNANCY that is a different matter. Patches can be better choices. Inserts are probably the best. They last for years.

    THe fact that you don't have to remember to take the pill daily or only have to switch a patch monthly or weekly, is always the better choice for PREGNANCY PREVENTION.

    All of those methods are highly effective AGAINST PREGNANCY.

    NONE OF THEM DO ANYTHING TO HELP WITH SAFE SEX.

    Safe sex is about lowering your exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. Please be VERY CLEAR on this. Safe sex has something to do with pregnancy prevention, as in condom use is a safer sex method and gives some protection against pregnancy. But it is not the best method.

    Using pill, patch or insert AND condoms give you safer sex and excellent pregnancy prevention.

    The only completely safe sex is having NO sex. Safer sex means reducing your exposure to STDs. Use of birth control inserts in the vagina, melts, that have sperm killing and HIV killing factors, and foams that have the same are two forms of barrier methods. Using condoms with those same hiv killing sperm killing factors also help with both safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

    Condoms alone are about 80 to 90 percent with PERFECT USE! Perfect use means put on ON correctly, used once and removed immediately after ejaculation. Very few people use condoms perfectly. AND, condoms break occasionally. This is why you should use condoms and melts or condoms and foams. They boost effectiveness of safer sex AND pregnancy prevention to about 93-95 percent WHEN USED PERFECTLY.

    This means EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX you use a new condom, you reinsert fresh foam or melts, wait 10 minutes for the melt to melt, have sex and IMMEDIATELY pull out and remove the condom after ejaculation. Since most people do not use these methods perfectly, real life use means percentage of protection is about 85 to 90 percent on combination usage for barrier methods.

    With nothing BUT a condom. about 75 to 80 percent. Slightly more than withdrawal, which is truthfully, Russian roulette. Not a birth control method and has NO SAFE SEX COMPONENT AT ALL. Raw sex is unsafe and a road to pregnancy.

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    • I used to lecture for Planned Parenthood. I'm all about dissemminating information so people can make informed choices. Also, read the latest edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves." It first came out when I was a teen, but they update it all the time. A great book. You will feel proud to be a woman. Full of information.

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  • I don't think one type is better than another unless one type affects you negatively in some way. If you are able to take the pill and remember to do it and it's working for you, then stick with it. I'm not sure what type of risk you're taking during sex and why you want to switch bc methods.

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  • They can be equally effective, if you're using them correctly, the patch might need more attention because well, it's a patch. And if you're going off the pill it would be a good idea to discuss this with your ObGyn, because they know better about this.

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  • I believe there's an injection form of a birth control that is quite effective

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  • IUD... is the most effective.

    • Yes but not to everyone and many people advised me to not try it. Also many women got pregnant while using IUD so I donโ€™t think it give much effect 🤔 thanks for the suggestion

    • Wow. Ok. My wife's a nurse and she'd used one for years and she never had a problem and she highly recommends the IUD as the contraceptive of choice.

    • I would love to give it a try but itโ€™s not worth the risk, your wife is lucky that it worked for her :)

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  • Not always

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