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How well does the Depo-Provera shot prevent pregnancys?

How it works. Depo also known as depo-provera is a type of synthetic progestin. But unlike natural Progesterone (pro-gestation-hormone), depo-provera has antagonistic properties and is a hormone disruptor that will not allow the uterine lining to become. Read more...
Very well. It is a very effective contraceptive method, however you need to carefully evaluate the side effects - weight gain is a big one for many, also long term use really increases the risk for osteoporosis. Read more...

Can the Depo-Provera shot prevent phentermine from working?

Not exactly . There is very little evidence that Phentermine actually works to help people lose weight significantly. Depo-provera can cause increased appetite the offsetting the potentially decreased appetite with phentermine. Read more...

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for 9 months. After exercise I bleed vaginally. How do I prevent/stop this?

Very common. Although most women will not have periods at all on depo some will have irregular bleeding. It is not harmful but can be frustrating. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control. Read more...

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot it's been 5 weeks since first shot. I have noticeable hair loss. What can I do to help this? Will biotin prevent this while on it?

Usually temporary. in general things that effect the hair follicle are about 2 months BEFORE you notice it, since it usually takes that long until the hair shaft reaches the surface. Any hormone change ( or any other stress, like anesthesia)can cause a temporary hair rhythm change, but after about another 8 weeks you will notice it is all coming back... keep up good nutrition, stable healthy diet rich in protein. Read more...

Can't use birth control nor the Depo-Provera shot cause I bleed a lot and my bf refuse to wear a condom. Is their a way to prevent pregnancy? Don't want kids

Yes but. Please alternative methods of birth control including the Ortho Evra patch, low dose estrogen pills, low dose progestin-only pill, intrauterine device or the nuva ring that may better suit your body and/or lifestyle. The withdrawal method or the calendar method will not prevent pregnancy although it may decrease your chances of becoming pregnant. Read more...