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Contraceptive injection

To discuss getting a contraceptive injection, contact us for a telephone appointment:


The contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera or Depo) is a progestogen only method. The injection is given into your buttock or thigh every 12 to 13 weeks.

You will need to attend an appointment in clinic every 12 to 13 weeks to be given the contraceptive injection by a doctor or nurse.

Sayana Press

Sayana Press is a long-acting reversible contraceptive injection that can be self-administrated at home every 13 weeks. It works in the same way as the Depo injection (also known as the ‘jab’ or just ‘injection’) but, unlike Depo, it is injected just under the skin not in the muscle.

You will need to attend an appointment to be taught how to self-administer the injection. Afterwards, you can self-administer every 13 weeks at home.

Please see the video below on how to self-administer Sayana Press:

Sayana Press contraception video – YouTube

You will be provided with a container (sharps bin) at home to dispose of used injections.

You then return to clinic after 12 months for review and further supply. However, you can return sooner if you want.

Planning a pregnancy

If you are planning a pregnancy in the near future and are looking for information, see the pregnancy page.