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    Taking Charge of Your Fertility
    by Toni Weschler

    The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement

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    Welcome to Our Depo-Provera Story

    This site was established March 10, 2001

  • Did you know that depo . . .

    • Is associated with significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD), meaning osteoporosis.

    • This loss of BMD is of particular concern during adolescence and early adulthood, a critical period of bone accretion. It is unknown if use of depo-subQ provera 104 by younger women will reduce peak bone mass and increase the risk for osteoporotic fracture in later life.

    • Can stay in your system causing you not to become pregnant from any where between 4 to 31 months, no matter how many shots you have had and no matter where you got them (arm or hip)!

    • Can cause you to miscarry if you get pregnant to soon after stopping your treatment!

    • Can cause birth defects of the genitals in infants if conceive too soon after stopping treatment.

    • Maker's, Upjohn & Pharmacia, have stated that MORE THAN 5% of women have had side effects, but have not specified how much is more than 5%!

    • Was tested on Beagle dogs to see if it would cause cancer!

    • Has caused many eye problems in some men and women, and Upjohn is now being sued because of it.

    • Is used as a chemical castration in some states. It is used on sexual offenders to decrease sexual desire. This is used on both men and women.

    • Has been around for several decades but has only been approved in the US for the past 7 years or so.

    • Patients are supposed to be re-examined before the next shot is given so recurrent problems don't get worse. Such as depression, excessive bleeding, blurred vision, and more.

    • Patients who have a history or family history of depression should not be administered this birth control injectable.

    • Patients who have excessive bleeding and abdominal cramping should not be give a second shot early to so called "help the situation". Doctors are supposed to rule out any underlying problems and not re-administer the shot at ALL!

    • Patients who are under the age 21 (or in technical terms pediatric patients) should be cautious in taking this birth control. The manufactures do not know what kind of permanent damage Depo-Provera can cause in these patients.

    • patients who are under the age 35 are more at risk for cancer of the breast and cervix, as well as other problems.