Bleeding changes are common but not harmful. Typically, lighter monthly bleeding, fewer days of bleeding, or irregular or infrequent bleeding.
Return on time. Coming back every 4 weeks is important for greatest effectiveness.
Injection can be as much as 7 days early or late. Client should come back even if later.
l Monthly injectables contain 2 hormones—a progestin and an estrogen—like the natural hormones progesterone and estrogen in a woman’s body.(Combined oral contraceptives also contain these 2 types of hormones.)
l Also called combined injectable contraceptives, CICs, the injection.
l Work primarily by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation).
Side Effects, Health Benefits, and Health Risks
Some users report the following:
l Changes in bleeding patterns including:
– Lighter bleeding and fewer days of bleeding
– Irregular bleeding
– Infrequent bleeding
– Prolonged bleeding
– No monthly bleeding
l Weight gain
l Breast tenderness
All information from WHO-handbook of family planning