Warning About Depo-Provera

February 22, 2011 Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 22, 2011 Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) New research finds women using the birth control shot known as Depo-Provera need to pay extra attention to their bone health.

Depo-Provera is more convenient that birth control pills because it's only taken four times a year, but a study found half of the women using it had a sizeable drop in mineral density in their spine or hip
bones, which could put them at a greater risk for a fracture.

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