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Weekly Contraceptive Pill- Chaya


Chaya-The Weekly Tablet for avoiding Pregnancy, Recommended By Govt.

Chhaya or Centchroman is a non-hormonal pill that needs to be taken twice a week for first 3 months and once a week thereafter. It is a safe and effective method and can be given to breastfeeding mothers. During the first three months of taking Chhaya, women may notice lighter or irregular periods. This should be no cause of worry, as menstrual cycle gets normal once the body gets used to the pill.

What is Chayya?

  • Chhaya is a non-hormonal, non-steroidal, once a week contraceptive pill.

How does it work?

  • Chhaya prevents implantation of fertilized egg in the uterus

How is it used?

  • Take one pill twice a week for the first 3 months
  • From 4th month take pill once a week on the first pill day
  • The first pill can be taken on the first day of the menstrual cycle or any other day provided pregnancy has been ruled out
  • After finishing one pack, take the first pill from next pack on scheduled day

Why Chhaya is the right choice?

  • Chhaya is an effective reversible method of contraception
  • It is safe for women of all age groups.
  • It is safe for breastfeeding women, even immediately after childbirth
  • Return to fertility on stopping the pills is prompt.


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