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The injection (Depo-Provera)

  • 97% effective
  • Can be used from birth, we can give it before you go home
  • Lasts 12 weeks, then it must be given again
  • Safe with breastfeeding
  • It can cause unpredictable bleeding; however, periods in most women become lighter over time or stop altogether
  • Can sometimes cause weight gain
  • It can take up to one year for fertility to return to normal
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