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.
Common Side Effects:
- 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?
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleed
- Liver disease
- Breast cancer
Do not hesitate to speak to your doctor if you are planning this option of contraceptive.