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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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