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How do contraceptive injections work?

Contraceptive injections are normally injected in the arm or hip. These injections are effective for 1-3 months.

The injections may cause irregular or no monthly bleeding, but it is not harmful to your body. Some individuals may also experience weight gain. Individuals hoping to get pregnant, can expect it to take some months after the use of the contraceptive injections is stopped.

The contraceptive injection does not cause infertility or pregnancy loss.