After a medical check-up, a doctor administers the pregnancy-preventing hormones every three months.The first shot must be given within five days after the start of menstruation, and the medication is effective immediately.
“More women in the city have begun using the injectible contraceptive (IC) in the last two-three years. We see nearly 40 to 50 women who seek contraception advice every month. At least 20 per cent prefer the shot that should be taken every three months,” said well-known gynaecologist Sunita Tandulwadkar.
Senior gynaecologist Sanjeev Khurd, ex-president of the Pune Obsterics and Gynaecology Society of India ( POGSI) said, “There has been a steady acceptance of injectible contraceptives in cities like Mumbai and Pune over the last few years. As it is just a one-dose injection which lasts for three months, many married working women and newly married ones are opting for it.”