Depo-Provera


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Dep·o-Pro·ver·a

 (dĕp′ō-prō-vĕr′ə)
A trademark for a preparation of the drug medroxyprogesterone acetate.
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Amphastar's newly approved products were determined by the FDA to be therapeutically equivalent to Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection sold in the United States by Pfizer.
Breakthrough bleeding is also more common with progestin-only regimens, but adjusting the Depo-Provera regimen to a 10-week schedule reduces the breakthrough bleeding after 4-6 months.
He states that in users of Depo-Provera, estrogen levels fall to levels that are found in postmenopausal women, creating a potential for loss of bone mass.
Primary outcome of the analysis was to determine the contraceptive method used the most recent time a female had sexual intercourse: either LARC--via an intrauterine device or an implant--oral contraceptives; Depo-Provera, a patch, or a ring.
The study, an analysis of 12 observational trials, says there is a 40 per cent increase in the risk of HIV infection in women using Depo-Provera compared to women using a non-hormonal contraceptive and those not practicing brith control.
In addition, although more than half knew about contraceptive methods such as O CPs, the patch, Depo-Provera, and IUDs, these participants had never used either the patch or an IUD, and only a very few of them had used either an OCP or Depo-Provera.
For example, Solinger's response only refers to the intramuscular hormonal injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera and the discontinued subdermal implant Norplant as politically controversial LARC methods.
Hretz wrote in December that 35 Ethiopian women who immigrated to Israel eight years ago claimed on the show "Vacuum" that, as they understood, they would not be allowed to move to Israel unless they agreed to the Depo-Provera shots.
Israel admits Ethiopian women were given birth control shots A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.
The drug of choice will he Depo-Provera, which carries FDA warnings because it not only induces early abortions but it has links to cancer and osteoporosis.
A 5-year study of over 6000 women from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Thailand found that neither the combined oral contraceptive pill nor Depo-Provera injections were associated with HIV infection [4].