Presentation on theme: "Contraceptives Depo Provera Click to Begin. What It Does These injections stop ovulation as well as thicken cervical mucus making it less likely that."— Presentation transcript:
What It Does These injections stop ovulation as well as thicken cervical mucus making it less likely that the sperm will get to the uterus. This is a hormonal method. Click to Continue Depo Provera
How Well It Works The risk of pregnancy is less than 1%. Click to Continue Depo Provera Main Advantages It provides highly effective protection for 12 weeks. The individual does not have to plan ahead if in sexual relationship.
Who Can Use It? This method is best suited for women who are practicing long-term and continuous birth control. It is sometimes used by teenagers who are not at risk for STDs. Does not require daily motivation or require anything be done before or after sex. Click to Continue Depo Provera How Is It Used? The individual receives injections from a medical professional every 12 weeks.
Possible Problems Sometimes symptoms similar to those of the birth control pill are experienced in the first year of use. These include weight gain, sore breasts, spotting and heavy cramping. Warning Signals Some females report the following symptoms: pain in the legs, jaundice, shortness of breath, blurred or double vision. Click to Continue Depo Provera