What is Depo provera?
Depo provera is a hormone injection that lasts for 3 months to prevent pregnancy. The injection contains synthetic progesterone and no estrogen. It is usually given in the arm or rear, delivering a high level of progesterone into the body.
How does Depo Provera Work?
Depo Provera stops the ovaries from releasing eggs. A woman cannot become pregnant if their ovaries do not release eggs.
Depo Provera also makes it harder for sperm to enter or survive in the uterus. Sperm have more difficulty entering and surviving the uterus because Depo Provera causes the cervical mucus to thicken and changes the uterine lining
Advantages of Depo Provera
One of the main advantages of taking Depo Provera is that is is a very private form of birth control. It cannot be seen on the body and requires no home supplies. It does, however, require a clinic appointment every 3 months.
How effective is Depo Provera?
Depo Provera is 99.7% effective as birth control. It does not protect against reproductive tract infections, including HIV/AIDS.
Complications of Depo Provera
There are some serious health risks with Depo Provera.
Side Effects of Depo Provera
Some of the most common side effects of Depo Provera are:
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