Updated: APRIL 20, 2020

Depo-Provera is the name of an injectable form of birth control used by some women to prevent pregnancy. It contains the hormone progestin. It prevents eggs from leaving the ovaries and thickens the cervical mucus to form a barrier which prevents sperm from entering the uterus. A doctor injects the hormone shot into a woman'

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s arm or buttocks to prevent pregnancy for three months.

Depo-Provera is also known as the birth control shot or by the name of the medicine the shot contains: DMPA. Some people also shorten its name to Depo.


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