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Can I wear the evra patch for longer

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Im using the evra contraceptive patch. It is friday and I am currently on my third patch and next week on Friday is the start of my patch-free week.

My question is: Can I wear it for longer (take it off on Monday) as I cannot risk getting my period until Monday, as I am traveling to the temple during the weekend?


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replied September 7th, 2016
Hello,
Each patch contains a definite amount of hormone that is released completely in a week. That's why you are advised to wear a new patch after 7 days.I presume thus, you will not get any benefit from extending the wearing by more than 3 days, but you can try as sometimes it might contain a minor amount of hormones at it's end.
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