Depo-provera should always be one of the options suggested when doctors are discussing birth control with women looking for a very effective way to not get pregnant. The patient and doctor should also talk about possible side effects and common myths, especially regarding periods, mood, weight and bone changes. Finally, they should decide together whether the shot is ideal for the patient’s situation and if the possibility of some of these side effects outweighs the risk of unplanned pregnancy.
Contrary to recent popular sentiment, the potential side effects of Depo-Provera® do not seem to outweigh its benefit as a highly effective contraception option in the majority of patients..
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