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Birth Control Injection Contraindications

Birth Control Injection Contraindications
Birth Control Injection Contraindications
  • if you have severe liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis or liver cancer;
  • if you have had diabetes for more than 20 years that has affected your arteries, vision, kidneys, or nervous system;
  • if you have ever had a stroke, blood clot in your leg or lungs, heart attack, or other serious heart problems;
  • if you have, or have ever had breast cancer;
  • if you have any conditions that may increase your chances of heart disease (coronary artery disease) or stroke, such as older age, smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes;
  • if you are 35 years of age or older and smoke more than 15 cigarettes a day; and
  • if you have had a baby and breast milk is the main food for your baby, you can only get progestin-only injectables after six weeks and monthly injectables after six months. But if you are not breastfeeding, you can get the monthly injectables after three weeks as long as you do not have an additional risk like previous deep vein thrombosis (if you do it’s recommended that you wait for six weeks).
  • If you have any of the above-mentioned conditions, consult a qualified healthcare provider for guidance on the best method for you.

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