Q. Can a woman wear a contraceptive patch and perform Ghusl?
A. A Contraceptive Patch is a small sticky patch applied to the skin that releases synthetic estrogen and progestogen hormones into the body to prevent pregnancy. In normal circumstances, this is permissible to apply and use.
In terms of Ghusl, if the Contraceptive Patch has not been applied due to a genuine need and there are suitable alternatives available, the performance of Ghusl will not be valid whilst the Contraceptive Patch is applied to the skin. It will have to be removed whilst performing Ghusl for the Ghusl to be valid.
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