A novel user-centered design approach that saves implementers’ time and effort: Lessons from the Uganda contraceptive self-injection best practices program

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Self-injection of the injectable contraceptive subcutaneous DMPA* (DMPA-SC, marketed as Sayana® Press) is transforming women’s contraceptive access and autonomy by putting a popular method directly into their hands.
Recent studies in Uganda have found that self-injection is feasible, acceptable, and helps women to continue using the method longer than injections from providers. Moving beyond research, there is a clear need to develop approaches to self-injection delivery that are scalable, sustainable, and accessible to all women.