WHEN and HOW?
The contraceptive injection is injected every 1, 2 or 3 months (every 4 , every 8 or every 12 weeks), depending on the type. The contraceptive injection has an efficacy of 96-97% with typical use.
The timing of injections is not based on the monthly bleeding. It works similarly to the pill or the ring, except that you don't have to remember to take it every day or every week.
As with most contraceptives, they aren’t the ideal choice for everyone so getting advice from a professional is something we always recommend.
How to use the contraceptive injection?
There are different types of injectable contraceptives:
- Some injections must be given by a healthcare provider. The physician injects the contraceptive into the upper arm with a syringe.
- Also, there is a type of injectable contraceptive which you can inject yourself after you have been shown how to do it by a healthcare professional.