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Monthly injectable contraceptives enter the SUS list

Monthly injectable contraceptives enter the SUS list

The Ministry of Health has included monthly injectable contraceptives in the list of medicines provided by the Unified Health System (SUS). The decree was published in this ThursdayThursday 28 The official diary of the union. The document states the availability of the contraceptive medroxyprogesterone acetate, estradiol cypionate, algestone acetophenide and estradiol enanthate.

The integration of contraceptives was recommended by the National Committee for the Integration of Technologies in the Unified Health System (Conitec).

According to the document, technical areas to haveThere is a maximum period of 180 days for the implementation of the contraceptive offer for women who order SUS.


SUS offers several methods of contraception. Among them, the diaphragm, female and male condoms.

In addition to the hormonal options, there is also a so-called copper IUD, which is a T-shaped intrauterine device that sits inside the uterus and releases a small amount of copper to prevent sperm from fertilizing eggs.

An IUD is a long-acting contraceptive and can stay in the womb for up to 10 years.

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