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Research in Uganda and elsewhere has shown that women are able to self-administer DMPA-SC safely and effectively, that they like doing so, and that self-injection helps support women to continue using injectable contraception.
Several thousands of health workers around the world have been trained to safely provide DMPA-SC injections in clinics, community locations, and villages, and even to support women to self-inject.
Family planning leaders can draw from an established base of evidence to integrate DMPA-SC in efforts to address unmet need and increase access to contraception through a range of delivery channels.