Injectable (Antara)
Injectable (Antara)

Injectable Contraceptive MPA
(Under Antara Programme)

Injectable contraceptive is an effective method of contraception that can be injected subcutaneously or in the muscles (usually buttock or upper arm). It prevents pregnancy from taking place by releasing progestogen in the body. Each dose of injectable contraceptive prevents pregnancy for three months. Currently intramuscular variety of Injectable contraceptive is available at government facilities, free of cost.
It is a safe method for maintaining spacing between pregnancies. It can also be used by breastfeeding women (after 6 weeks of delivery) as it does not affect the quantity, quality and composition of breast milk. It reduces blood loss during periods, decreases menstrual cramps and also reduces pre-menstrual tension.

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