The contraceptive injection releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. At Harborne Medical, we offer Depo-Provera, which last for 13 weeks. Please book an appointment with either a doctor or a nurse, letting the receptionist know that you would like a depot contraceptive injection.
It is more than 99% effective and is useful women who cannot use contraception that contains oestrogen, or those who find it difficult to remember to take a pill at the same time every day. Your periods may become more irregular, heavier, shorter, lighter or stop altogether.
It can take up to 1 year for your fertility to return to normal after the injection wears off, so it may not be suitable if you want to have a baby in the near future. It does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so you may need to use condoms as well.
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