A. CONTRACEPTIVE HORMONE INJECTION
What is contraceptive hormone injection?
It is a synthetic hormone given via injection to avoid pregnancy.
The frequency and the effectiveness of injection.
Every injection is effective for 12 weeks (3 months). Follow-up injections should be given every 12 weeks to ensure the effectives.
Where can I get the injections?
When is the appropriate time to take the injection?
Generally, the injection can be taken on the fourth day of menses.
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What are the side effects of the injection?
The side effects that you may have include:
Usually, the side effects are temporary and occur shortly after the injection.
What should be done if you have the above mentioned symptoms?
See a doctor or go back to the clinic that gave you the injection to ensure that the side effects are not due to other concurrent occurring disease.
Who cannot be given the injection?
What are the differences between contraceptive hormone injection and family planning pills?
What is the chance of getting pregnant again after stopping the injection?
Contraceptive hormone injection is a long term family planning method. Therefore, a longer time will be taken for the effect of the injection to wean off. The average period to get pregnant again is one (1) to four (4) months later than compared to other methods. This means that a woman will get pregnant again on average of 10 months after she stops taking the last injection.
What is Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)?
It is made from a special material and has a thread. It is inserted into the womb via vagina during menstruation and is taken out after 3 years. It is an effective family planning method.
What is the function of IUCD?
What special care should be taken after the insertion of IUCD?
How long is IUCD inserted?
Usually around 3 to 5 years depending on the type of IUCD used.
Will using IUCD, does it interfere with sexual intercourse?
No, because IUCD is in the womb.
What are the side effects of using IUCD?
Below are among the side effects of using IUCD:
What will happen if IUCD is not removed after the stated period?
If the IUCD is not removed after the stated period, it may cause:
Last Reviewed: 30 January 2012