Depo Provera “The Shot”
The Depo shot (DMPA), or Depo Provera, is a long acting progesterone contraceptive injection. This method of birth control is effective, convenient, and lasts three months. DMPA is safe even for women who can not take estrogen. It works by stopping ovulation and thickening cervical mucus which helps to prevent sperm from reaching the female egg. Simply make an appointment with your health care provider every three months to receive your DMPA injection.