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A 20-year-old female asked:

i've heard the depo-provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, is almost just as effective as getting your tubes tied after so many shots, is this true? please go into detail.

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Effective when on: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is highly effective if given as directed. Once you stop, fertility will eventually return to normal, although it can take 6-8 months to completely get out of your system. It will not permanently sterilize you.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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