Depo-Provera is a synthetic hormone which acts like the female hormone progesterone. It prevents pregnancy by stopping the egg from being released from a patient’s ovaries. It also causes cervical mucus to thicken making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Depo-Provera is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Depo-Provera is administered every three months by injection into a patient’s arm or buttocks. A patient can stop receiving the injection at any time, with decreased fertility only in the first 12-18 months after stopping. Depo-Provera can be taken at any age. Patients taking Depo-Povera may experience changes in menstrual flow such as heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding or no bleeding. Some patients may also experience side effects such as: Weight gain headaches Cramping Breast tenderness Depression People who have had a history of liver disease or blood clots cannot take Depo-Provera, nor can a woman with breast cancer.
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Birth Control/Contraception Options
At Parkmed NYC, your sexual health and wellness is our primary concern. Effective family planning that fits your needs and lifestyle is a major part of a happy and fulfilling life. Parkmed NYC Offers Onsite: Mirena, Kyleena, Skyla, Paragard IUDs Emergency Contraception such as Plan B (The Morning After Pill) Monthly Contraception (Birth Control Pills and NuvaRing) Injectable Contraception (Depo-Provera) Long-Lasting Reversible Contraception (Nexplanon, Paragard IUD and Mirena IUD) Permanent Sterilization (Essure and Tubal Ligation)