Hazelhill, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo.

Hormone Injection

Hormone Injection

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Hormone injection (also known as ‘Depo-Provera’)
The Hormone injection, or Depo-Provera is another form of contraception provided at Hazelhill Family Practice.

This means of contraception requires an injection every 12 weeks (3 months).

Depo-Provera or the hormone injection is a means of contraception which is safe and convenient. However for it to remain effective it is essential that it is received on a consistent basis. Anyone using this method must not forget to get a follow up shot on time.

Depo-Provera or the hormone injection is a means of contraception which is safe and convenient. However for it to remain effective it is essential that it is received on a consistent basis.

How does the hormone injection, Depo-Provera work?

The Depo-Provera hormone injection uses a hormone called progestin. That hormone prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation. If there is no egg available then fertilisation can’t take place.

Depo-Provera, or the hormone injection, also makes the cervical mucus thicker and this has the added impact of making it more difficult for the sperm to get through.

If there is no egg and no sperm then pregnancy simply can’t occur.

Cost of hormone injection, Depo-Provera consultation:

At Hazelhill Family Practice, the cost for patients who wish to have a hormone injection, Depo-Provera consultation is as follows:

Procedure Private Patients GMS and DVS Patients
Depo-Provera Hormone Injection €35 Covered

How do I make an appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice?

To book your Depo-Provera Hormone Injection appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice click here and fill in the appointment form.

You can also call the Hazelhill Family Practice on 094 9630091/ 094 9632170.

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