Depo Provera

depo provera shot Depo Provera is a hormone form of birth control. Depo Provera is long-acting; it is administered by injection into the muscle every 3 months.

Facts About Depo Provera

  • Contains no estrogen
  • A shot given by a medical provider in arm or butt
  • Taken once every 3 months (4 shots/year)
  • Prevents pregnancy like the pill.
  • Effectiveness:
    • 97% Effective
  • Side Effects
    • Irregular Bleeding
    • Depression
    • Weight Gain
    • Headaches
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Prevents Calcium Absorption
  • Cost
    • $50 to $75 per Injection
    • $20 to $40 for Clinician Office Visit, if applicable
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