Advantages of Sayana Press. Disadvantages of Sayana press

Sayana Press is a hormonal injectible contraceptive that prevents pregnancy for 3 months. It is a progestin only birth control contraceptive used for family planning. The active ingredient in sayana press is Medroxyprogesterone acetate…104mg… A product of Pfizer.

Disadvantages and Advantages of Sayana Press
Sayana press

In this article, I am going to tell you the benefits and side effects of sayana press which translates to its advantages (benefits) and disadvantages (side effects) of Sayana Press…

Advantages of Sayana Press

Effective in preventing pregnancy

Cheap and affordable

Readily available and accessible in pharmacy stores.

There is do-it-yourself (DIY) adminstration of Sayana Press..You don’t necessarily need to go to the hospital to get sayana shot compared to depo shot.

Sayana Press can be used for post-menopausal women for hormone replacement therapy.

Sayana press has ease of adminstration

Side effects of stopping Sayana Press? None…but the side effect remains as long as the active ingredient, Medroxyprogesterone acetate remains in the system.

Disadvantages of Sayana press

Weight gain




Hair loss

Vaginal bleeding, some women have complained of intermenstrual bleeding.

Pain at the injection site



Breast tenderness

Delay in period

Takes time to get pregnant again after discontinuing use ….may be up to 2 years…this caused the misconception that sayana press 104mg could cause infertility.

Sayana Press is a self-injection birth control option for women with a very small needle that they can use to prevent pregnancies for 3 months.

A woman using Sayana Press will need a new injection every 3 months, a total of 4 shots every year.

Contraceptives are still the surest way of reducing the number of unintended pregnancies…a well planned family with lower number of spaced children will improve the quality of life of the woman, man and children…

Contraception is a poverty reduction strategy.

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