Family Planning Module: 6. Injectable Contraceptives and Contraceptive Implants

Study Session 6  Injectable Contraceptives and Contraceptive Implants


This study session introduces the types of long-acting hormonal contraceptives which are injectable, or take the form of implants inserted under the skin of the upper arm. Once given to clients, a constant dose of hormonal contraceptives is released slowly into the body, making them very effective over long periods of time. In this study session, you will learn about these methods, their mechanism of action, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages, and the most common side-effects. You will also learn about the management of side-effects related to these long-acting hormonal contraceptives.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 6