How much do injectable contraceptives cost?

Each injection (3 months’ worth of birth control) costs between $0 and about $150. Many health insurance plans cover the cost of birth control shots, as well as the cost of the doctor’s visit. Family planning clinics (such as Planned Parenthood) may charge less.

How do I get injectable contraception in the Philippines?

Injectables are free in public health centers as long as they have trained service providers who can administer the injection. They’re also available in private clinics and women’s health organizations who have trained health workers. A specific brand of DMPA, Depo Trust, is also available in drug stores.

Is the injection contraceptive free?

You can get the contraceptive injection for free, even if you’re under 16, from: contraception clinics. sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. GP surgeries.

How does the 3 months injection work?

Depo-Provera is given as an injection every three months. Depo-Provera typically suppresses ovulation, keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg. It also thickens cervical mucus to keep sperm from reaching the egg.

Can I give myself the Depo shot?

If you have the Depo shot that you can give yourself at home, you inject yourself in your belly or upper thigh. You’ll get instructions that show you how to give yourself your shot. If you have any questions, you can ask the nurse or doctor who gave you your shot prescription.

Is the injection better than the pill?

Deciding between the birth control pill and the shot comes down to a few things. If effectiveness is your main concern, note that both forms of birth control are 99 percent effective when used perfectly. However, with typical use, the shot is slightly more effective at 94 percent compared with the pill’s 91 percent.

Can you get pregnant 2 days after Depo shot?

If you get the birth control shot (also known as Depo-Provera) within the first 7 days after the start of your period, you’re protected from pregnancy immediately. Otherwise, you need to use some form of backup birth control — like a condom — whenever you have sex during the first week after getting the shot.