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A long-term, reversible method of contraception.

A contraceptive injectable contains a hormone that is injected into the body that stops eggs being released.

Injectables are a very effective method of contraception when used correctly.

To continue being effective, you must make sure to return for an injection every 2-3 months, otherwise you risk the chance of becoming pregnant.

Frequently asked questions about injectables

The injection is usually administered in the arm, thigh or buttock by a trained provider.

It only takes a few minutes to have the injection. It can take up to 7 days before the injection starts to work if you have not previously used a contraceptive injectable. You can use a condom for those 7 days.

Depending on the type of injectable given, another injection will be required in 2-3 months times to continue being an effective contraceptive method.

The injectable works very well at preventing a pregnancy. If 100 women used the injection for a year and carried on with their normal sex life, then only 1 of those women would fall pregnant during that period.

However, it is difficult for some women to remember to get their injections on time. With typical use, about 3 women out of 100 would fall pregnant.

-Depending on the type of injectable it can last up to either 2 or 3 months. After each 2 or 3 months you will need to have another injection.

-It can help to reduce heavy periods.

-It does not interrupt sex.

– It is discreet – no one can see that you are using it.

– You can start it straight after an abortion.

Why not get an STI test while visiting a clinic?

Something you should consider along with our condom service is an STI test to ensure your body is safe before you try this contraception method.

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