Depo-Provera (DMPA) injectable contraceptive

DMPA is a safe and appropriate method for young girls and is particularly good for those who might have difficulty remembering when to take oral contraceptives. Since it may be difficult for young people to remember to return at regular intervals it may be helpful to use a reminder system that encourages clients to return 12 weeks after the previous injection. This allows for a two-week grace period where the injection can still be given up to 14 weeks without fear of pregnancy. DMPA does not protect against STIs/HIV; therefore you should encourage condom use as well.

Syringe with needle and vial containing DMPA. Remember to shake the vial vigorously before drawing the liquid into the syringe.
Last modified: Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 2:27 PM