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How effective is Depo-Provera for birth control?

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Depo-Provera is a contraceptive method for women. It’s made of a hormone similar to progesterone.

It's a shot that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. Each shot works for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but you must get the injection once every 12 weeks to get its full protection.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive."

MedlinePlus: "Medroxyprogesterone Injection."

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: "Talk About Sex."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 17, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive."

MedlinePlus: "Medroxyprogesterone Injection."

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: "Talk About Sex."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 17, 2017

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