How does it work?💪
DMPA SC prevents pregnancy by delaying ovulation (the release of an egg). It also thickens the mucus at the cervix so sperm will not be able to reach the egg to fertilize it.
One shot every 3 month 🗓
DMPA SC is injected into the skin of the front upper thigh or abdomen.
You should start taking Sayana Press during your period and it starts working immediately.
If you are not on your period, you can start the injection but you need to abstain or if body is doing you to do, use Fiesta/ Kiss condom for the first 7 days.
Can I use DMPA Sc?🤔
Yes, you can but you cannot use it if you are pregnant, presently have or have had a history of cancer, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or stroke.
If you have any of these conditions, please speak to a healthcare professional who can recommend a non-hormonal option like Lydia IUD.
Not to worry🤗
Some women may experience side effects while others will not. These side effects are temporary and will be gone after a while.
They may include:
- menstrual changes (lighter, heavier or no bleeding at all)
- a headache or weight changes (weight loss or weight gain).
I’m breastfeeding, can I use DMPA Sc?🤔
🙂Yes, you can use DMPA Sc when your baby is 6 weeks or older.