CONTRACEPTIVE INJECTION ( SAYANA PRESS)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Sayana Press, is a pre-filled, easy-to-use lower dose, contraceptive injection that is given every 3 months. It comes with a very a small needle that makes the process less painful for patient. With Sayana Press, contraception is fast, simple and private.
Sayana Press is injected into the skin of your front upper thigh or abdomen(away from your navel).
You will need to take Sayana Press once every 3 months (12 to 14 weeks). You can start on the first day of your menstrual period and be protected immediately or you can chose to start this contraceptive injection any day you want,once it is confirmed that you are not already pregnant (do a pregnancy test) but you would need to use a condom for the first 7 days.
Sayana Press is 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Some women may experience side effects while others will not. Common side effects to expect include menstrual changes, Nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache and dizziness, weight gain, weight loss and no menstrual flow.Some of these side effects are temporary and may be gone in the first few months, but many women will experience irregular menses and spotting when they first start and this will decrease in the first few months of use till there’s no menses.
While using Sayana Press, not seeing your period is not a sign of ill health or pregnancy and when you stop using Sayana Press your periods will return to normal in a few months.
Some of these side effects are temporary and may be gone after 2 or 3 shots while effects such as menstrual changes tend to occur throughout the use of the injection.
B . OTHER STUFF THAT ARE NICE TO KNOW
You can take Sayana Press if you are a busy career woman, young woman who is already sexually active and a breastfeeding mother whose baby is at least 6 weeks’ old.
You should not take SAYANA PRESS if you are already pregnant, have or have had breast cancer, your blood pressure or diabetes is very high, have or have had a stroke.
Sayana Press is a temporary reversible contraceptive and once stopped; your body will be able to return to its previous fertility state. When you decide to stop taking SAYANA PRESS, it may take you a minimum of 3 months before you can get pregnant again and is a convenient option for women who are not in a hurry to conceive after stopping their birth control.
No it won’t. All contraceptive injections (including SAYANA PRESS ) cannot provide protection against HIV infection (AIDS) and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). For protection against STIs and HIV (AIDS), use a condom
No, it can’t. Sayana Press works before pregnancy happens, while abortion medicines work after pregnancy starts. Sayana Press is not effective for abortion as it will not harm or stop the pregnancy