An effective, long-acting and reversible method of family planning
The injectable contains a hormone that is injected into the body that stops eggs being released.
There are two types of injectable contraception. One can prevent pregnancy for one month, and the other for three months.
Injectables are a very effective method of family planning when used correctly, shown to be 20 times more effective than short term contraceptive methods, such as the pill.
97%. If one hundred women used the injectable for a year, then 97 of those women would not fall pregnant during that time.
Some women find it difficult to get the injection on time, which can increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy.
At the Family Health Clinic in Dili and through outreach teams in the municipalities where we work.
Free through outreach, and at a small cost at the Family Health Clinic.
Call the Family Health Clinic on 3322 841 for more information on price.