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What are the advantages of taking Depo-Provera?

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Depo-Provera has its advantages, including:

  • You don't have to remember to take it every day or use it before sex.
  • It provides long-term protection as long as you get the shot every 3 months.
  • It's highly effective.
  • It may be less expensive than the birth control pills you currently take, depending on your insurance and the type of pill you take.

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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