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Contraception Jag ( Injection) ( Depo- Provera)

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  1. What is a contraception jag (injection). It is a liquid given to you in a jag (injection) every 12 weeks by a doctor or nurse

  2. The first jag (injection) is usually given on day 1-5 of your period, you will be protected against pregnancy straight away

  3. If you have the injection on a different day, It will take a week (7 days) before you are protected

  4. You will need to use a condom for 7 days

  5. You need the jag (injection) every 12 weeks
  6. Make your next appointment with the doctor or nurse before you leave

  7. You need to remember to get your jag (injection) every 12 weeks. Write it on your calendar

  8. Side Effects. After 1st jag bleeding might last longer or stop and start. Bleeding may be more painful. This may improve after a few months

  9. At first some women have headaches, mood changes and boobs (breast) tenderness. This usually settles after some time

  10. Some women may put on weight
  11. May thin your bones

  12. When you stop having the jag (injection)

  13. Some women may not have a period for up to a year

  14. It may take while for you to be able to have a baby after you stop having injections (jag)
  15. You can not have the jag (injection) If you think you are already pregnant or want a baby within the next year
  16. If you have had breast cancer
  17. If you have diabetes (your doctor will need more details)

  18. If you have heart disease or have had a stroke in the past

  19. If you have thrombosis (blood clots) in any vein or artery

  20. If you have vaginal bleeding (between periods or after sex)
  21. Talk to the doctor or nurse if you are worried
  22. To get free condoms go to the doctor (G.P) or clinic or chemist

  23. Or call 0300 303 0243 for your nearest centre