Contraceptive Injection Kenya
Hormonal contraception works primarily by preventing ovulation, but it may also thicken the cervical mucus inhibiting sperm penetration. Hormonal contraceptives also have effects on the endometrium, that theoretically could affect implantation.
Combined injectable contraceptives (CICs) are a form of hormonal birth control for women. They consist of monthly injections of combined formulations containing an estrogen and a progestin to prevent pregnancy.
A progestogen-only injectable contraceptive (POIC) is a long-acting, reversible contraceptive. A synthetic progesterone, or progestogen, is slowly released into the systemic circulation following intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SC) injection.
Because these injectables do not contain estrogen, they can be used throughout breastfeeding and by women who cannot use methods with estrogen.
DMPA, the most widely used progestin-only injectable, is also known as “the shot,” “the jab,” the injection, Depo, Depo-Provera,
NET-EN is also known as norethindrone enanthate, Noristerat, Contraceptive Injection Kenya
Given by injection into the muscle (intramuscular injection). The hormone is then released slowly into the bloodstream. A different formulation of DMPA can be injected just under the skin (subcutaneous injection). See New formulation of DMPA, further down on this page.
Work primarily by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation).
What are the side effects?
Some users report the followings
- Changes in bleeding patterns including, with DMPA:
First 3 months: Irregular or prolonged bleeding
At one year: Infrequent or irregular bleeding, or no period at all
NET-EN affects bleeding patterns less than DMPA. NET-EN users have fewer days of bleeding in the first 6 months and are less likely to have no monthly bleeding after one year than DMPA users.
- Weight gain
- Abdominal bloating and discomfort
- Mood changes
- Less sex drive
- Other possible physical changes:
- Loss of bone density
Advantages of the contraceptive injection?
You do not have to remember to take a pill every day. You only have to think about contraception every 2-3 months.
It does not interfere with sex.
It can be used when breastfeeding.
It may help some of the problems of periods, such as premenstrual tension, heavy, painful periods and endometriosis.
Cost of price of contraceptive injection in Kenya (Depo provera Cost in Kenya)
Contraceptive injection in Kenya costs at Ksh: 150 (on approximate)
contraceptive injection brands in Kenya
The common contraceptive brands in Kenya include: Femiject (femiplan), Depo-provera
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