What is Depo-Provera?
Depo-Provera is a contraceptive injection for women and has the hormone progestin. It is only given once every 3 months and it suppresses the ovulation process by stopping the ovaries from releasing eggs. It also thickens the cervical mucus, thereby preventing the sperm from reaching the eggs in the ovaries.
Depo-Provera is injected deep into the muscle and you will need to visit your health care provider or your doctor for getting it. It is a highly effective form of contraception and is recommended by most doctors to patients who donít want to take birth control pills.