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    The Patch

    My “girlfriend” and I have been through are ups and downs and have not been sexual active in a long time. She recently started wearing the patch birth control.. something she never has done before. I ask her why she is using birth control when we aren’t having sex. She said it is because her doctor said it will help her regulate her period. I’m not sure if that is true or not. I believe that she is wearing the patch because she is having sex with another guy behind my back. She denies this accusation. I know that she has been hanging out with this other guy because I caught them together and have seen numerous text messages and calls. I am asking the ENotAlone community if there is any reason a girl would wear a birth control patch in order to regulate her period. I would think that the only reason to wear a birth control patch is if you are sexually active. Please help.

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    The patch isn't usually what's prescribed for that reason {usually it's the pill, and yes, it is used for this reason}, but I can't say that it wouldn't be. I mean, if she's starting birth control to have sex with this other dude, she could have chosen the pill and you'd never have been the wiser...so her story may very well be legitimate.

    I think the bigger issue here is that you don't trust her, and that you don't trust her with this new guy in the picture. Make up your mind on that, and either break it off with her or come to terms with your issues.

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    Excuse me, that is a legitimate reason to be on the patch. No she is not cheating on you. It is hormone based and is released into a woman's system, similar to the pill but more stable because you don't have to take a pill at the same time every day, which women neglect to execute often. It also can reduce bleeding.

    I suggest to at least do some research before accusing your partner of cheating. It's very mean and unwarranted. It seems you cannot trust her and that should be amended immediately.

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    Yes, it has been used before for bleeding irregularities. It is not fair of you to automatically assume that she would be cheating on you and that is definitely something that needs to be worked on between the two of you.

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    How long have you been dating? Do you live together? How old is she? Why is girlfriend in quotes and why aren't you having sex?
    Last edited by kamurj; 01-24-2018 at 07:29 AM.

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    There are a lot of things that are a simple google search away. Women's birth control and its contraceptive and general health purposes are pretty chief among them. I'd suggest giving it a go before you start assuming the worst of the woman you purport to love and trust.

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    I don't know if she is cheating on you or not, but BCP is indeed used to regulate menstrual irregularities and for a lot of other hormonal issues.

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    I did do my fair share of research before I brought it up with her but I couldn’t find anything about it being used to regulate periods.

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    I would think that the only reason to wear a birth control patch is if you are sexually active.
    This is rubbish. I had an implant (rather than a patch, for age-related reasons) for years because it regulated my periods. I wasn't in a sexual relationship, and I had no intention of being in one.

    There seem to be other issues and problems within your relationship, but I doubt this is one of them.

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    But I know that the issues of our problems start with trust and I was not honest in my post, this wasn’t recently, it was last year. It has been a terrible year for us and I was going to write up another post and post it a different discussion board about our problems. But wow thank you guys for all the quick responses, ENotAlone is great. I just discovered this app and have needed this for a long time because my girl refuses to talk about our relationship problems in person. Just always puts it off and denies things. I could go in to more detail here if you guys want to know more about where these problems are coming from. My main issue right now was just the patch and figuring out if she was lying about why she was using it. Yes I always tend to assume the worst. You guys think I should go in to more detail here or make a new post?

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