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Can depo-provera lead to birth defects?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: If the fetus is exposed to depoprovera after about 14 weeks, it can cause problems with the development of a male fetus' genitalia.
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Most studies do not demonstrate any teratogenic effects (birth defects) from exposure to depo-provera during pregnancy.

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