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Our Contraceptive Injection
Getting a contraceptive injection
Our specialists will begin by making sure you are comfortable to start the consultation. We will then start to understand your general medical history & a detailed sexual history to ensure the contraceptive pills are an appropriate form of contraception for you.
If it is safe to do so, our specialists will give you the contraceptive injection.we will hand over the contraceptive pills to you by the end of the appointment.
Come back in 12-14 weeks for a repeat dosage.
This can take between 15-20 minutes. You will have enough time to discuss any questions or worries you may have.
Who will I see?
All females appointments will have a female chaperone, if necessary.
Is this confidential?
Read more about how we protect your confidentiality.
How much will it cost me?
(consultation fee included)
Contraceptive Injection FAQs
What is a Contraceptive injection?
Other common side effects include: headaches, skin changes, mood changes, bloating, reduction of libedo, abdominal pain and breast tenderness.
Usually by the time 3 doses have been given, the women does not have any periods.
This is perfectly normal, but could also include irregular bleeding/spotting from light to heavy.
Fertility delay can also be caused by this method, so if planning a pregnancy, advice is to swap to alternative method 1 year prior to conception.
- Progestogen-only injectable use is associated with a small loss of bone mineral density, which is usually recovered after discontinuation.
How does it work?
- It Inhibits ovulation
- It thins the endometrium (lining of the uterus)
- It thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm entering the uterus
Simply put, the contraceptive pill prevents the body from releasing an egg, or if it does, the sperm will not be able to reach the egg or a fertilised egg will be unable to implant in the womb.