IMAP Brief Statement Comparing Injectable Contraceptives: Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) Versus Norethisterone Enanthate (NET-EN)
DMPA and NET-EN are both progestogen-only injectable contraceptives. DMPA is the most widely used progestogen-only injectable and is also known as Depo, Depo Provera, Megestron and Petogen. NET-EN is also known as norethindrone enanthate, Noristerat and Syngestal. They are both available as an intramuscular injection, and DMPA is also available in some countries as a subcutaneous formulation (known as depo-subcu or Sayana Press).
Differences and recommendations are described in the report.