Self Administering Injections

Depot Contraceptive


Sayana® Press is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if used according to the product recommendations of every 13 weeks (+/-7 days).

It is suitable for women eligible for depot contraception who were willing and able to self-inject.

  1. Self-administration was easy and convenient for women.
  2. The majority of women correctly performed the self-injection correctly.
  3. Self-injections were given in a timely manner.

There are a few contraindications to be aware of with Sayana® Press. It is contra-indicated:

  1. In women with a known hypersensitivity to DMPA or any of its excipients.
  2. If pregnancy is known or suspected.
  3. In women with known or suspected malignancy of the breast or genital organs.
  4. In women with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
  5. In women with severe hepatic impairment.
  6. In women with metabolic bone disease.
  7. In women with active thromboembolic disease and in patients with current or past history of cerebrovascular disease.

Patients site – with ways of administering


sayana patient leaflet


B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 injections for post bariatric surgery patients – consider teaching appropriate patients to self-administer and ensure frequency is not more than 12 weekly. Review whether oral supplementation would be appropriate.



Prostap leaflet

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