Sayana Press: How to get it, Side effects, and How it works

sayana press family planning methods

Sayana Press is a newly developed effective family planning method, given as an injection within a period of 13 weeks, it can be self-administered at home.


Sayana Press is  given to a female who desires a long-term family planning method, it is easy to use and well-tolerated to all women with few complications 

it can be even given to women during the postpartum period.

How Does Sayana Press Works?

Sayana Press prevents ovulation and provides contraception within 13 weeks.


Sayana press is contraindicated to women with the following health issues
  • people with known allergies to Sayana press constituents
  • if you are suspecting that you are pregnant
  • if breast and genital malignancy is suspected
  • with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
  • with known liver disease
  • with metabolic diseases
  • with thrombo-embolic disease

Side effects of Sayana Press

there some expected side effects that you encounter while using Sayana Press, Those side effects are  
  • Alopecia
  • Headache 
  • Hypertension
  • emotional change
  • migraine
  • somnolence
  • vertigo
  • tachycardia
  • arthralgia
  • muscle spasms
  • dyspareunia
  • menstrual irregularities
  • vaginal dryness
  • breast tenderness
  • asthenia

There are many side effects , some are mild , others are moderate  


1. Bone damage

it reduced estrogen levels in blood. this 
causes loss of bone mineral density due to known effect of estrogen deficiency on the bone remodeling system.

2. Menstrual Irregularities

Women using Sayana Press experience menstrual changes ,even before using Sayana Press they should be warned about this.

3.Cancer risks 

there were rumours about sayana press increasing risk of cervical and endometrial cancer,but studies done showed opposite results, Sayana Press provides the protective effect of reducing the risk of endometrial cancer.


Some people may experience an anaphylactic reaction,if this is the case use of Sayana Press must be discontinued.

5. Ocular Problems

if there is sudden onset of diplopia while using Sayana Press , this is a bad sign .its use must be discontinued immediately and seek medical help.


if there are the following conditions, please seek medical advice
  • weigh changes 
  • return of ovulation
  • psychotic disorders
  • mood disorders

Depo Provera Vs Sayana Press

both are family planning given in form of injection
Depo Provera is given intramuscularly while Sayana Press is given Subcutaneously.

Depo Provera makes cervical mucus thicker while Sayana Press delays ovulation and prevents you from ovulating.

Sayana press can be self-administered at home while depo Provera is given by trained health professional.


There are different family planning methods, some are implants, others are in form of pills and others are injectables, each family method has its own pros and cons, its a woman's choice to use her desired method either hormonal or non-hormonal.

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