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Ugandan women are embracing family planning more than ever thanks to Sayana Press, a self-injectable, progestin-only contraceptive taken once every 3 months. Developed by global health nonprofit PATH, the $1-per-dose shot is so easy to use that 95% of Ugandan women surveyed self-injected successfully after just 1 training session.
Women reportedly favored Sayana Press over birth control pills, or even other shots, because it could be administered faster and with more discretion—away from the eyes of the many Ugandan men who disapprove of birth control.
The Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Foundation aim to get Sayana Press to 69 countries by 2020.

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