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September 10, 2003 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 -9

Depo-Provera is 99.7% effective.
Not only is it 99.7% effective, but you need just
1 shot every 11 to 13 weeks to protect you
from pregnancy. So, unlike the Pill, Depo-Provera
is not your every day birth control.
Depo-Provera does not protect you from
HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.
You shouldn't use Depo-Provera if you could be
pregnant or if you have had any unexplained
periods. You should not use it if you have a
history of breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, or
liver disease. When using Depo-Provera, there
may be a loss of some of the bone mineral
stored in your bones. This could increase your
See what Depo-Provera is all about.
Call toll free 1-866-519-DEPO or visit

risk of developing bone fractures. Some women
using Depo-Provera have side effects. The most
common are irregular periods or spotting. Many
women stop having periods altogether after a
few months. You may gain weight when using
Depo-Provera. About two thirds of the women
in clinical trials reported a weight gain of about

5 lb during the first year of use.

Talk to your health care provider to see if
prescription Depo-Provera is right for you.
Birth control you think about just
4 times a year.
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