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A 22-year-old female asked:

has the depovera shot got a pregnancy hormone in it ive heard it does and thats why you get symptoms of it and ur periods stop?

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Dr. Susan Mueller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) has an effect on the lining of the uterus to thin in. Menses is the shedding of the uterine lining. With Depo-Provera this lining can be nearly nonexistent which is why women stop having periods

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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