The injection is a Long Acting Reversible Contraception. Depo-Provera is an injection in the top of the buttock containing the hormone progestogen.


  • Over 99% effective.
  • Stops ovulation by increasing the cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the womb.
  • Lasts for 12 weeks.
  • Only have to remember 4 times a year.


  • It can take up to a year for your fertility to return once the injection has run out.
  • Periods can become irregular or stop completely.
  • Contraceptive injection does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections, so you will need to use condoms as well.
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