medroxyprogesterone

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a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders

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If Depo-Provera were banned in developing nations where the risks from unwanted pregnancies are very high, the outcome could be a greater number of overall deaths among women in those countries.
The reviewers observed that, although the evidence was mixed for specific depots such as Depo-Provera, many higher-quality studies failed to show an association.
In that model, Depo-Provera injections were associated with PARV-4 seropositivity among women (adjusted odds ratio 17.
Snow recommends that women who are thinking of getting pregnant within a year should not take Depo-Provera.
Longer and larger studies need to be conducted to determine whether these short-term effects increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women using the contraceptive Depo-Provera.
The family planning program will test adolescent girls for sexually transmitted diseases and offer contraceptive options such as Depo-Provera, a prescription birth-control injection.
Depo-Provera lasts 12 weeks, Noristerat eight, but can cause weight gain and can take a while for fertility to return to normal.
The drug, Depo-Provera, is administered in weekly injections and serves to quell the sex drive of male sex offenders.
Oregonians who are covered by private health insurance and are using birth control pills, hormone patches, Depo-Provera injections or other prescription contraception stand to benefit from the new law.
But it is the personal stories in Period that are the most affecting: the young woman who used Depo-Provera to suppress her horrifically heavy and painful periods for several years; the folk artist who has constructed more than 2000 "uterine flying objects" as a way to heal the 13-year-old girl inside of her; the lesbian mother who chooses hysterectomy to ease years of pain; the painter who collects and uses her menstrual blood to paint exquisitely beautiful works of art because she feels compelled to create positive images of menstruation in a world where so few exist.
The author discusses how Depo-Provera suppresses menstruation and the health implications of this for women.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a "black box" warning to Depo-Provera in November 2004, noting that prolonged use may result in the loss of bone density.
Teen-friendly" contraception like Depo-Provera shots, which only need to be given once every three months, makes it easier for sexually active girls to avoid pregnancy.
This however is incorrect - there is an injection which provides protection against pregnancy, the most common being known as Depo-Provera.
Depo subQ provera 104 is a new formulation of medroxyprogesterone acetate, which is the active ingredient in Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension), but with 30% less hormone.