Khoshi (IC)


Khoshi Inject able ContraceptivesIC-Khoshi

The USAID-branded Khoshi Inject able Contraceptives is primarily intended as a temporary method of birth spacing. Effective for three months per injection, the product is made from a Depo-Provera formulation and is proven to be very safe for use on a continuous basis.  This product can be stopped at any time when a couple wishes to have a child.  This contraceptive method as is over 99 percent effective, acting on the female human reproductive system by stopping ovulation, preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickening cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to enter the uterus.  The additional advantages of this product are:

1) it covers a 3 month period, and
2) a female can use it even during breastfeeding.

 The Commercial Retail Store Check Study conducted in July 2008 presented findings on the availability, marketing, knowledge and usage of and training on inject able contraceptive brands on the Afghanistan market. Roughly, fifty-five (65) percent of pharmacies in Kabul sell the USAID branded inject able contraceptives supported by ASMO.



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