The injectables contraceptives depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) contain a progestin like the natural hormone progesterone in a woman’s body. Do not contain estrogen, and so can be used throughout breastfeeding and by women who cannot use methods with estrogen.
One dose of injectable is can protect pregnant for 3 months and greatest effectiveness. Given by injection into the muscle (intramuscular injection). The hormone is then released slowly in the bloodstream. However, you cannot buy or injection by yourselves. Please contact any SMARTgirl club and someone from the club will refer you a specialized doctor who can help you pick a suitable method. It’s won’t take a long time or cost you much money.
- Start taking the first injection on any day between the 1st and 5th day of your menstrual cycle.
- If you starting within 7 days after miscarriage or abortion. No need a backup methods
- Return for injections regularly every 3 months