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What are the positives and negatives of the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Contraception
Big positive is effective contraception.
Avoid remembering to take a pill everyday. Periods, if any, may be lighter. Drawbacks are weight gain, hair loss, mood changes & irregular vaginal bleeding to name a few.

In brief: Contraception
Big positive is effective contraception.
Avoid remembering to take a pill everyday. Periods, if any, may be lighter. Drawbacks are weight gain, hair loss, mood changes & irregular vaginal bleeding to name a few.
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: See below
Positives - good birth control, a shot every 3 months, may stop menstrual cycles over time, & nothing to remember. Negatives - some women experience weight gain, depression, transient hair loss, and irregular menstrual bleeding.
It may also take up to 6-10 months to conceive once you stop, and there is no estrogen, so long term effects may lead to vaginal dryness (atrophy) and/or osteoporosis.

In brief: See below
Positives - good birth control, a shot every 3 months, may stop menstrual cycles over time, & nothing to remember. Negatives - some women experience weight gain, depression, transient hair loss, and irregular menstrual bleeding.
It may also take up to 6-10 months to conceive once you stop, and there is no estrogen, so long term effects may lead to vaginal dryness (atrophy) and/or osteoporosis.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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