What Happens If Depo-Provera is Injected Wrong?

March 19, 2024
David Sunnyside

If you have been given the wrong dose or strength of Depo-Provera, or it was injected into your shoulder instead of your buttock (subq), you may be eligible to claim compensation. This is because this type of error falls under medical malpractice, where doctors fail to fulfil their duty of care towards patients.

The Depo-Provera injection, which is also known as Progestin CI or Depo-SubQ Provera, is a form of birth control that prevents pregnancy by blocking the release of estrogen in your body. It also thickens the mucus on your cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to swim up into your uterus and fertilize an egg that has been released from the ovary during ovulation. It is 99% effective when used correctly, but there are some side-effects that can be dangerous or life-threatening.

Many women have a change in their menstrual periods when using the injection. This can include spotting, heavy bleeding or lighter periods. Occasionally, some women will stop having periods altogether. It is important to discuss this with your doctor before starting the injection, and make sure you have a back-up method of contraception in place.

It’s also common for the injection to cause your period to return when you stop taking it. This is because it can take several months for the shot to wear off, and everyone’s bodies react differently to this. This is why it’s important to use a backup method of birth control when you stop using the injection.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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