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Q: i wanna knw abt the injection for birth control

iam getting maried and i wanted to c if i cn get the birth control injection

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Merely Me, Health Guide
4/18/09 12:36pm

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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By jesh, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 04/16/09