The contraceptive injection contains 1 hormone. The hormone prevents an egg cell from getting ready for ovulation. It also makes it more difficult for sperm cells to enter the uterus and prevents implantation of an egg cell.
How does the contraceptive injection work
The injection works for 3 months. It is used in the following way:
The contraceptive injection is very reliable if used correctly.
Does not affect your health
The contraceptive injection contains 1 hormone. This hormone does not generally affect your health.
In some cases, however, it is better to choose another method of contraception. For example if you have a very high risk of getting a heart disease. Ask a doctor for advice.
The injection does not make you less fertile. If you want to get pregnant, you simply do not have the injection renewed. It can, however, take a few months, or up to a year, for your cycle to return to normal.
You may have some side-effects such as headaches, irregular menstrual periods and tender breasts. Consult a doctor if the side-effects are severe.
Your menstrual periods can become less heavy and often stop altogether.