Contraceptive Injection (Depo-Provera)
An injection for women that lasts 12 weeks (Depo-Provera) and releases the hormone progestogen very slowly into the body. This stops ovulation (the release of eggs).
- You don’t have to think about contraception as long as the injection works.
- Regular periods and fertility may take a while to return after stopping the injections.
- Does not protect against STIs.
- Periods often become irregular or stop.