Periods and fertility may take up to a year to return after stopping injections, depending on the type of injectable, and this may vary from woman to woman.
If you miss an injection, you will not be protected against pregnancy and should use an alternative method of contraception e.g. a barrier method until your next injection.
There are different types of injectable contraceptives. Some injections must be given by a healthcare provider. Depending on where you live, you can have the injection done at your local doctors or family planning clinic. Also, there is a type of injectable contraceptive which you can inject yourself after you have been shown how to do it by a healthcare professional.
PP-UN-WHC-GB-0076 September 2023