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Monthly Injectables
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Key Points

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.

 

Introduction

l  Monthly injectables contain 2 hormonesa progestin and an estrogenlike the natural hormones progesterone and estrogen in a womans 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

Side Effects

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  Headaches

l  Dizziness

l  Breast tenderness

All information from WHO-handbook of family planning

 
 
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