Uganda rolls out a self-injectable birth control method

Ms Doreen Kansiime, the coordinator of Advance Family Planning Project, said they have received good feedback from the women so far because they do not have to queue in health facilities, it saves time and allows for privacy. STOCK PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Usage. Sayana Press comes in a package and when a woman gets it, they have to be trained by a health worker or a member of the Village Health Team. Part of the training is being able to read, interpret and follow the calendar because it has to be used every three months.

Uganda has rolled out a birth control method device, Sayana Press, that one can self-inject at any time of their convenience.


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