Injectable Contraceptives (DMPA) training


Level of training - District
Target participants - Medical Officers/Staff Nurses
Total duration - 1 day
Total participant/batch - 25-30

Concerted efforts by the Government have resulted in the decline of unmet need for family planning from 25.4% (DLHS-I) to 21.3% (DLHS-III) but approximately 4.2 crore couples still have an unmet need for contraception (1.6 crore for spacing and 2.6 crore for limiting). Presently the spacing options are limited to only condoms, IUCDs and Oral Pills contributing to 5.9%, 1.9% and 4.2% share of mCPR respectively. Evidence of contraceptive method mix clearly indicates that with the addition of a single method there is a linear increase in mCPR by 3-4%. It is therefore imperative to increase the basket of choices as well as the service coverage simultaneously in the National Family Planning Program.
Introduction and widespread provision of new contraceptives can substantially contribute to achieving this goal. Considerable scientific evidence is now available to address key concerns and accommodate injectable contraceptive DMPA in the National Family Planning Program. The growing availability and use of DMPA in the NGO/private sectors, combined with the strengthening of the health system under the National Health Mission (NHM) has resulted in the overall improvement of infrastructure including manpower in the public sector. International and National experiences confirm that DMPA is acceptable to women when offered with quality counselling and follow-up care. Women who are counselled about side effects are less likely to discontinue their use, more likely to become satisfied users and eventually become it best promoters as a reversible contraceptive.

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Reference Manual for Injectable Contraceptive (DMPA)      (7.29 MB)
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MoHFW NIHFW NHM GoI Health Department NHM Haryana TMIS