Birth Control Hormonal Methods (cont.)
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Injections and Combination Injections
An injection of synthetic hormone medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA, Depo-Provera) can be given every 3 months to stop ovulation. The injection is given at a doctor's office. After injection, the medication is active within 24 hours and lasts for 3 months. It prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs.
Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2014
M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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