Depo Provera: Snow White’s Poisoned Apple?

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Laura Wershler

Holy Hormones Journal: My colleague Laura Wershler wrote an article years back for the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog, re: Cycling on Depo Withdrawal. She has received hundreds of comments and stories from so many women sharing their negative experiences on Depo Provera. I also reposted her article on Depo withdrawal on my blog – and to date – and I answered one more response today – I have had 479 comments from women suffering while on Depo or coming off.

Please do a search for Depo and you will see the various articles I have posted over the years. I recently, posted an article that lists the resources and research I have compiled so that women can peruse it in order to have informed consent – because – as most of you know, we do not get informed consent at our doctor’s unless we do the research.  Please take the time to read: What You Really Need to Know About the Depo Shot.

Do you know what LARC’s are? I had to borrow and adapt the title of this blog  from Laura – when she refers to the “long-acting reversible contraceptives” as Snow White’s poisoned apple. Brilliant.

LARC’s may be reversible but in terms of our fertility…. but the question is are our adverse reactions and side effects reversible while either on or coming off these types of one-size fits all contraceptives? That is the poisoned apple.

We have to seriously ask what are these synthetic hormones doing to our body. I have written about this many times – so I will defer from going into another diatribe. The bottom line is these methods are dangerous to our health, the health of our partners and our offspring – PERIOD.

And if you have the time – do another search on my blog for Essure – the birth control device – actually sterilization device – that has killed and maimed thousands of women. Putting stainless steel coils in our fallopian tubes? What kind of “genius” came up with that one?

This is a You Tube of Laura’s presentation at the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference in 2015. Please watch and share.

“I wouldn’t recommend it (Depo-Provera) to anyone.”

What can we learn from women who share their bad experiences with Depo-Provera?
Presented by Laura Wershler
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference
Boston, MA
June 4, 2015.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.