Many students are expressing concern about access to reproductive health care, and the potential for changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the next President. It is not yet known exactly what changes, if any, will be made to the Affordable Care Act, or when. What we do know is that any changes would take time.
Oral contraceptive pills or birth control pills have been used in this country for over 40 years. Safe and effective, they are one of the most extensively studied medications in the United States. Ortho Evra patch represents a new delivery system of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are also found in most oral contraceptives. Ortho Evra was approved by the FDA in 2002 after extensive testing. More than 70,000 birth control patches were clinically tested worldwide in more than 30,000 people.