The contraceptive injection has certain advantages, but it also has a series of side effects, among which the following can be highlighted:
- Menstrual changes and even absence of menstruation.
- Abdominal pain and swelling.
- Breast tenderness.
In addition, injectable contraceptives can also cause weight gain and affect mood.
By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 02/14/2022