Non-Oral Contraception Injections

Hormonal Injections

There is an injection, which is a method of contraception. It is made up of a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, known as medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). It is a long-acting and effective way of preventing pregnancy.

This injection works by suppressing the pituitary gland in the brain from producing hormones that can induce the ovaries to produce an egg. It also changes the cervical mucus and lining, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg.

How can I take this Injection

This injection is given via an injection every few months.

Medical Benefits:

Common Side Effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Breasts tenderness
  • Mood Swing

Does the injection affects fertility in the future?

It does not. However, the return of fertility/ ovulation can be delayed after the last injection.

Who are contraindicated for SYNTHETIC PROGESTRONE HORMONAL INJECTIONS?

  • Pregnant
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleed
  • Liver disease
  • Breast cancer

Do not hesitate to speak to your doctor if you are planning this option of contraceptive.

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