Contraceptive Injection

Depot Injections

Pregnancy occurs when a man’s sperm reaches one of a woman’s eggs, which are called ova. Contraception works by either stopping a woman’s egg production or by keeping the egg and sperm apart.

For advice on birth control, contact IPSA medical. We offer a private and safe environment where you can discuss your contraceptive needs with an experienced doctor.

You will be seen by our female doctor who has a special interest in family planning. You will be given a full consultation and examination, and our doctor will discuss different forms of contraception with you.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and will work with you to find a suitable mode of contraception. We will also give you a pregnancy test to rule out any contraindication to starting contraception.

If you choose a depot injection, our doctors will book you in for regular sessions and you will be given reminders prior to each appointment.

You will not have any problems making an appointment to see a doctor as we are available 7 days a week.

Contact IPSA medical for a same-day appointment with a doctor.


Depo-Provera Injections

An injection is a very effective method of contraception. The most popular injection is called Depo-Provera, which lasts for 12 weeks.

The injection works by keeping the egg and sperm apart. It contains progestogen, which thickens the mucus in the cervix and prevents the sperm reaching an egg. It also thins the womb lining and can prevent the release of an egg in some cases.

This injection affects your natural oestrogen levels, which can cause thinning of the bones. But this does not increase your risk of breaking a bone and there is no evidence that it causes long-term problems.

Are There Any Risks?

There are advantages and disadvantages to having the contraceptive injection.

If you are breastfeeding, you can still have the injection safely. This makes the contraceptive injection a popular choice for some women. The injection may also ease premenstrual symptoms.

Some of the disadvantages include disrupted periods and weight gain. You may also experience some side effects, such as headaches, tender breasts, mood changes, acne and loss of sex drive.

During your appointment, the doctor at IPSA will talk you through all the pros and cons and help you decide if this is the right method of contraception for you.

Contraceptive Injection Facts

  • The contraceptive injection is more than 99% effective if used correctly.
  • An injection is an effective alternative if you can’t use contraception that contains oestrogen, such as the combined pill, contraceptive patch or vaginal ring.
  • A contraceptive injection can provide some protection against cancer of the womb and pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • The injection will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • To protect yourself against STIs, you should also use a condom.

Contact IPSA medical for birth-control advice. Call today to arrange a same-day appointment.

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