10/02/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started using Depo-provera, so I didn’t have to remember to take a pill everyday. I didn’t like the idea of a foreign object such as coil or implant in me, so I went for the injection. It is a slight risk to start taking a contraception that is in you for 3 months not knowing whether it will agree with you or not, but I hadn’t had problems with previous contraception, the combined pill. To my knowledge I’ve not had side effects. Personally I don’t have periods on the injection which is good for me. I’ve been on it for ~10 years now without a break. It will be a bit scary coming off it for the first time.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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