Aunt Vadge: on patch, but period is two days late

A 20-year-old is on the patch, but her period is late and she's not sure why. Is she pregnant, or is something else going on? We discuss.

Withdrawal bleeding

We explain why you are told to take a 7-day break from the contraceptive pill, ring or patch, and what bleeding in the middle of your cycle means when using hormone therapy.

The contraceptive patch

The contraceptive patch is a hormonal sticker that goes onto an area of the skin, to provide protection from unwanted pregnancy. The hormones act like other absorbency-based contraceptives.