The Depo-Provera injection contains a high dose of progestogen that stays in the body for 3 months after the injection is given by a healthcare professional. It is really great at stopping periods after a few injections. The downside is that once it's given, it's in for 3 months and cannot be removed or stopped before then.

What is in the Depo-Provera injection?

104mcg
Less-Androgenic progestogen

Alternative to Depo-Provera injection

This contraceptive sits in Group 1 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:

Frequency

Every 3 months

Effectiveness

96% - 99+%

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Short term

FAQs

Does Depo-Provera help with acne?


Can Depo-Provera cause weight gain?


Does Depo-Provera cause depression?


Can Depo-Provera cause a risk of osteoporosis?


Can having Depo-Provera cause a miscarriage?


Detailed information

How Depo-Provera injection works:


How to use Depo-Provera injection:


How safe is Depo-Provera injection: