• Merely Me
    Health Guide
    April 18, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    April 18, 2009

    Hi Jesh


    I am thinking that this is a great question to ask your gynecologist.


    Here is some information I found for you about this type of birth control.


    The Mayo Clinic has some information about the Depo-Provera Injectable contraceptive which you can find right here.


    And here is what the FDA says about this form of birth control: 


    "FDA Approval Date: 1992
    Description: An injectable progestin that inhibits ovulation, prevents sperm from reaching the egg, and prevents the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
    Failure Rate (number of pregnancies expected per 100 women per year): less than 1
    Some Risks (serious medical risks from contraceptives are rare): Irregular bleeding, weight gain, breast tenderness, headaches
    Protection from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): None
    Convenience: One injection every three months.
    Availability: Prescription"


    Ask your gynecologist for more details.  Thank you for your question.


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