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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The ECHO study sought to answer a public health question that had for decades cast a shadow on the use of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera by women in areas with HIV prevalence.
Marvi Worker Program were consisted of local community females and have duties of providing family planning knowledge and promoting family planning of four methods including Depo Provera, Contraceptive Pills, Rubber Condom and Copper T IUCD and monitoring the health of pregnant women, monitoring the growth and immunization status of women in their working communities.
"Data suggest that women with obesity are no more likely to gain weight with combined oral contraceptives, the vaginal ring, IUDs, or implants than normal-weight peers," the report notes, although obese teens using Depo Provera were more likely to gain weight than were normal-weight teens who used it.
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): The birth control shot Depo Provera offers a convenient alternative for a woman who doesn't want to remember to take a daily contraceptive pill, but it may impair her memory, according to a new research from Arizona State University.
In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued revised labeling rules for the contraceptive Depo Provera, to highlight the fact that prolonged use may result in significant loss of bone density.
The contraceptive, known as Depo Provera, which is given by injection every three months, is considered by many doctors as a birth control method of last resort because of problems treating its side effects.
The drug - Depo Provera - was prescribed to him by highly-respected Dr Alimorad Farshchian, who was concerned about Jackson's behaviour.
A Depo Provera, the contraceptive injection, is given every 12 weeks to ensure you are protected.
This study among 6,109 HIV-negative women recruited from family planning clinics who were using either Depo Provera or combined oral contraception in Uganda and Zimbabwe tested the women quarterly for HIV over 15-24 months.
In a study of 334 young women ages 14-26 years who asked for depot medroxy-progesterone (DMPA) during a reproductive health visit at an urban family planning clinic, 101 women were randomized to receive their first DMPA (Depo Provera) injection at the conclusion of the visit, and 233 were randomized to an alternative "'quick start" bridge condition whereby they were offered their choice of either oral contraceptive pills, the transdermal patch, or the vaginal ring, said Dr.