Friday, November 9, 2007

When Pharmacists Fail to Counsel

The birth control patch is a hormonal method that slowly releases female hormones into the body through the skin. Normally, it should be applied to a clean, dry, hair-free area of the body.

Apparently, at least a few patients, in a spectacular failure to read directions, decided that it should be applied directly to "the area."

Note well: The birth control patch does not do double duty as a barrier method of contraception.

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