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A 18-year-old male asked:

I'm 230 pounds and want to get the depo-provera shot but i heard it make u gain weight and i'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Consider an IUD: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can result in weight gain because the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stimulates the appetite - if you eat more you will gain weight. A non-hormonal contraceptive such as the copper iud would offer excellent birth control with no effect on you weight.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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