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Depo-Provera

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Depo-Provera is a hormone injection given by your clinician.
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How to use:
Injection (shot) of progestin.

When to use:
Clinician gives the hormone injection every three months. Be sure to have enough calcium in your diet.

Advantages:
• Each shot works for three months.
• Does not interrupt sex.
• May decrease menstrual bleeding and cramping.

Disadvantages:
• No protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS.
• Symptoms may include irregular periods, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, breast tenderness, weight gain or mood changes.

Effectiveness:
3 out of 100 women get pregnant when using this method properly.

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