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Self-inject offers women and girls a highly effective, convenient, and discreet way to protect against unintended pregnancies – for three months at a time. It can be safely and easily self-administered by women in the comfort of her own home. Studies have found that when used correctly, contraceptive self-injection is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. In Senegal and Uganda, more than 93% of women who tried self-injecting expressed the desire to continue doing so. And in Malawi, research found that self-inject users had higher rates of continuation as compared to users of provider-administered injectables.
Even when women feel empowered to demand what they want and need, barriers to accessing modern contraceptives, including self-injection, stand in their way: