Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception (Injectables)

Important Note, September 2015: The WHO has released the full revision to its Medical Eligibility Criteria, and expects to release revisions to the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in 2016. This module will be updated to reflect those changes once the Selected Practice Recommendations are available. You may still use the existing TRP resources, but in the meantime, please consult the MEC Executive Summary, the revised MEC Wheel, or the full Medical Eligibility Criteria for important changes.

This module was developed for use in training physicians, nurses, and midwives and other health care providers allowed to provide Progestin-Only Injectable Contraception ("injectables").

It is designed to actively involve the trainees in the learning process. Sessions include:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Simulation skills practice in the form of role plays, discussions, case studies and practice, and 
  • Clinical practice using objective competency-based skills checklists.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, the trainee will be able to:
  • Describe injectables as an effective FP method,
  • Counsel and screen clients seeking injectables,
  • Respond to rumors and misconceptions about injectables,
  • Provide services for injectable clients,
  • Recognize and manage common side effects and complications, and
  • Provide follow up care for injectable acceptors.   

Read the Quick Start guide below, if you haven't already--and then explore the tabs at right to walk through the Facilitator's Guide, illustrative examples, presentation slides, handouts, and more--all of which you are free to adapt for your training participants' needs.