If you would like a non-invasive and discreet contraceptive method, the contraceptive injection may be suitable for you. The contraceptive injection is an injection of hormone that provides long acting protection from unplanned pregnancy. It works by slowly releasing the hormone progestogen into the body to prevent ovulation. You should not use this contraceptive method if you do not want your periods to change.
Irregular bleeding is a possible side effect of the contraceptive injection, however, with time, you may no longer menstruate while using this method, and this may be an advantage for some people.
Long term use of the contraceptive injection may reduce the mineral content of bone in some women, which is likely to be reversible when the injections are stopped. Because of this, if you are under 18 or over 45, the injection may not be the first choice of contraception for you. It can also delay your return to normal rates of fertility.
So if you would like to become pregnant within 12 months, it is important to talk to your Marie Stopes doctor or nurse about your contraception options. Prices are based on the minimum cost for each procedure for patients holding a valid Medicare card.
Further discounts apply for Healthcare Card holders in many cases. Visit the prices page to understand the factors that influence cost, or contact us to get an exact price based on your personal circumstances.
The contraceptive injection lasts for eight, 12 or 13 weeks (depending on the type ) and you don't have to think about it until it needs renewing. The Depo Provera injection is a form of female contraception. This page explains how the injection works and tells you how to get it.
Please contact us for a detailed quote. Contraceptive injection If you would like a non-invasive and discreet contraceptive method, the contraceptive injection may be suitable for you. Speak to our friendly staff about a contraception injection appointment or book online.
Enquire online. Contraceptive injection prices Prices are based on the minimum cost for each procedure for patients holding a valid Medicare card. Contraceptive injection: your questions answered How is the contraceptive injection given? During your consultation your doctor will firstly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the contraceptive injection and assess its suitability as a contraceptive method.
Following the initial consultation and your consent, the doctor or nurse will administer a small, quick injection of the contraception into your buttock or into the muscle of your upper arm.
What are the side effects of the contraceptive injection? The most common side effect of the contraceptive injection is the occurrence of irregular bleeding patterns, especially following the first injection.
There is no overall change in the rate of cancer of the cervix, the ovary or breast cancer. Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic. Work for us.
What is Depo Provera? How does it work? How well does it work? What will I notice?
Can I still become pregnant after stopping the injections? If you are planning a pregnancy soon it may be best not to use Depo Provera. Who can use it? Who should not use it?
Women who have had breast cancer. Women who are planning a pregnancy in the next few months may prefer to use a different type of contraceptive. What are the advantages?
Lasts for 12 weeks. No daily pill taking. No one else needs to know you are using it.
One third of women will not have any bleeding at all after the first injection 1. Sayana Press is injected beneath the skin at the front of the thigh or abdomen. By using the 3-monthly contraceptive injection, no pregnancies can occur due to problems remembering to use the contraceptive. If you miss, or are late, having the next injection you may no longer be protected from pregnancy. Intrauterine Device.
Helps women who have heavy or painful periods. What are the disadvantages? Are there any possible side effects? The research does NOT show that the injection causes any change in mood, libido or headaches. Allergic reactions are possible but this is extremely rare.
Weight changes Some women put on weight, some lose weight, most do not change weight Bone Density Depo Provera has been associated with a reduction in bone density.
Does the injection protect you from sexually transmissible infections STIs? You need to use condoms and lubricant as well to protect against STIs. Find a clinic.