Depot medroxyprogesterone: the way forward

Sumita Mehta, Ekta Kale, Fatima Rashid


India has a high rate of unintended pregnancies and abortions contribute to 8% of maternal mortality. The addition of injection depot medroxyprogesterone (DMPA) to the basket of contraceptives has allowed women to use a long-term contraceptive which does not require any user action to maintain efficacy and whose effect is easily reversible. Injectable progestins are now estimated to be used by 6% women globally.


Contraception, Depot medroxy progesterone, Injectable contraceptive

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