- Sayana Press is a 3-month injectable contraceptive/family planning method - like Depo Provera - except it is packaged differently!
- Is 99% effective against preventing pregnancy if used correctly
- It works by stopping ovulation and causing thinning of the womb lining.
- Does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other diseases - you should use it with male or female condoms.
Receiving a family planning injection is the easiest thing to do! Just walk into your health care clinic, go through the simple check-up and get the injection. Be sure to set a reminder, probably on your phone or elsewhere, so you do not miss your next appointment and injection. Remember to never miss it!
If, for any reason beyond your control, you are late for your family planning injection for more than two weeks, just use condoms until you are able to see or speak with your health-care provider.
Sayana Press does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted disease. To protect against STDs/STIs, use condoms every time you have sex.
Contraceptive injections are 99% effective against preventing pregnancy if used correctly.
Contraceptive injections are pretty much like other family planning methods. The injection releases a hormone called progestin into your body. The way progestin works is to stop a lady’s ovaries from releasing eggs. Well, if there are no eggs, the sperm will not have anything to fertilise and you cannot become pregnant. The injection also thickens the mucus in a lady’s uterus. The thick mucus shields the eggs from the sperm thereby preventing pregnancy.
- The contraceptive injection is safe during breastfeeding.
- It helps to reduce your chances of getting cancer of the lining of the uterus.
After receiving a family planning injection, some women may experience side effects like:
- Bleeding changes
- Weight gain
- Changes in mood or sex drive
- Swelling or pain at injection site
If you are experiencing very heavy vaginal bleeding or if the injection site is hot, hard, very swollen, red, or dripping liquid, contact a healthcare provider immediately.
Your usual level of fertility will return when the effect of the last injection has worn off. Most women will start ovulating and menstruating regularly by 30 weeks. Many will get pregnant if they are actively trying within 5 to 6 months after the last injection. Over 80% of women will get pregnant within a year of stopping Sayana Press. It is always possible to get pregnant in the first month after missing an injection.