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The Long-term Health Implications of Depo-Provera

  title={The Long-term Health Implications of Depo-Provera},
  author={Edra Spevack},
  • Edra Spevack
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The reproductive health of adolescents and young adults is a major determinant of their future well-being. While Depo-Provera, or depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), is highly effective at preventing pregnancy, mounting evidence suggests that its side effects may have a negative impact on long-term health. Together with mood changes, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, and delayed return to fertility, recent data indicate a correlation between DMPA use and an increased risk of fracture… CONTINUE READING
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