I am fed up of birth control pills because I am always forgetting and missing pills. I have very hectic life and I am looking for long-term contraception. I read about 3-months contraception called Depo Provera. How to use Depo Provera?
How to use Depo Provera – ANSWER from experts
Before discovering how to use Depo Provera, you need to know more about this type of contraception. You also need to know that women health conditions are very important for Depo Provera interaction.
Depo Provera is 3-months hormonal contraception which means you take one injection and it protects you from unwanted pregnancies during 3 months.
it is also very important to know that Depo Provera should not be used by women with unexplained uterine bleedings and by women with suspected pregnancy.
Depo Provera should not be recommended for women who are planning pregnancy in the near future, are concerned about weight gain, have liver disease, gallbladder disease or a history of depression.
The first Depo Provera injection is usually done at the beginning of the normal menstrual period. If you had your Depo Provera injection on the right time, then after 24 hours Depo Provera can protect you from pregnancy during following 3 months.
How to use Depo Provera
If you had your Depo Provera injection later (not at the start of your period!), use a backup method for the first week such as foam, spermicide and condoms for one week after the injection.
Next (second) Depo Provera injection should be done in time – exactly after 3 months. If you are more than a week late for your second Depo Provera injection, use a backup method of birth control for the next two weeks. If you are more than a week late and you have had unprotected sex since your last shot, consider taking a pregnancy test before receiving the next dose.
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.