This post aims to briefly explain how Depo Provera works to prevent pregnancy, its common side effects and, most importantly, why and what to do about adverse experiences when stopping it.
Most women are not aware that the birth control pill depletes nutrients. And if a woman is nutritionally depleted or hormone imbalanced to begin with – she will experience anxiety, and other side effects while on the pill.
Need proof that women are sometimes desperate for information and support when it comes to quitting hormonal contraception? You need look no further than the 100 plus comments in reply to an old blog posting at Our Bodies Ourselves: Questions About Side Effects of Stopping Contraceptive Injections. The comment stream – a litany of woes concerning women’s discontinuation of Depo-Provera – has been active since Nov. 2, 2009.
Women who use oral contraceptives do not appear to have any increased risk of acquiring HIV, researchers said here. But, depending on the types of statistical analyses employed, there was a 37% increased risk of HIV acquisition with injected hormonal contraceptives, McCoy told MedPage Today during the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.