This is the injection of the hormone progestin (brand name Depo-Provera) every three months to prevent pregnancy.
Depo-Provera is the brand name for the hormone progestin, which is injected every three months to prevent pregnancy. Depo-Provera prevents pregnancy by:
Your healthcare provider may recommend this type of birth control if:
Depo-Provera may not be recommended if you have a history of:
It is important to remember that Depo-Provera does not protect against any STDs. If you are not in a committed relationship with a single partner, you should practice safe sex and use a condom during any sexual contact.
Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your birth control options. If you decide to use Depo-Provera, ask your healthcare provider the following questions.
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