The United Kingdom welcomed an innovation in the contraceptive world, as Pfizer introduced to the market a do-it-yourself (DIY) family planning method known as Sayana Press.
The long-acting self-injectable is said to give women greater control and freedom over their fertility.
With over 99 per cent assurance, it is more effective than oral contraceptive and lasts up to 13 weeks. Sayana Press lacks oestrogen which some women fear to take because of the risks and side effects.
Like other non-barrier contraceptives, Sayana Press does not protect against STIs. Side effects include headaches, weight gain, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding and mood swings. This can last as long as the injection is in the body or sometime later.