18/02/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Personally, I would recommend this form of contraception. Mainly because for me, it stopped my periods which for most of us girls are a hassle, and also I only had to remember to book in every 3 months so not as high maintenance as a pill. A disadvantage for me was that after not renewing the contraception, it took almost a year for my periods to return.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased body hair

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I was never warned upon opting for the injection that it can and usually does take a while for periods to return to normal. All else was only positive. I think there may be a warning not to use this form of contraception for more than 3 years continuously as it can lead to osteoporosis

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