Hi, you are using a very effective birth control method with both the patch and the condoms so pregnancy would be prevented. It is quite common for periods to be lighter when using hormonal birth control whether it is the patch, the ring or the pills. The recommendation is to keep going with the scheduled start of the next patch even if you still have a bit of spotting happening. Let us know if you have any other questions. Health Nurse
This answer was posted on November 26, 2017.
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