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The Shot (Depo Provera) User Guide

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This one-page fact sheet uses a question and answer format to educate people about how to use Depo Provera (The Shot). It explains how Depo works, how to start using it, and how often you should get a shot. Advice on what to do if you are late getting a shot and have unprotected sex, use of emergency contraception (EC), benefits, and risks is provided. The document clarifies that Depo does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.

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Reproductive Health Access Project
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Keywords:
Condoms, Contraception, HIV/AIDS, Progestins, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's Health
Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Date Last Reviewed:
7/20/2015
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