CONTRACEPTION

An alternative to the DEPO injection?

 

INFORMATION FOR THOSE COLLEGE LANE PATIENTS CURRENTLY RECEIVING

DEPO-Medroxyprogesterone IM Injections

OR

THOSE CONSIDERING IT AS A FORM OF CONTRACEPTION

 

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of a new Self-administered Contraceptive injection called Sayana Press, we have decided to offer training and instruction to our patients who may want to consider the convenience of Sayana Press as an alternative to 12 weekly appointments at our Practice.

 

We will continue to offer Depo injections with our nurses so if you wish to continue please contact the surgery in the usual ways to book your injection.

 

However, if you want to consider the option of delivering the injection in the comfort of your own home every 12 weeks then please see the below information!

 

Both methods are the same medication just delivered in different ways the Sayana Press being delivered as a subcutaneous injection thus the needle is much smaller, see below.


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Subcutaneous Route                                             Intramuscular Route

HOW TO ADMINISTER SAYANA PRESS

If you have any additional questions please click here to see FAQs about Sayana Press

 

Further information can also be found by clicking here or here.


Contraceptive Pill Review

If you would like to request a repeat prescription of the contraceptive pill you are currently taking and you are due a review of this medicine then please fill out the form below and hand this in to Reception:

Contraceptive Pill Check Questionnaire

If you are having any problems with your pill (such as troublesome bleeding) or would like to discuss alternative contraception please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss this.

This information will be sent to the practice team and your prescription should be available within 7 days. If there are any problems with this request we will contact you.

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