Posted by: bek | 2007/03/15

Advice please

Hi there,

I am growing more and more concerned regarding clinics/pharmacies hand outs of contraceptives. I was put on the depot (three months injection) for two years before a sister in another town told me this was wrong. i am 24 and my husband and i would like to conceive next year sometime. She advised me that it was not healthy for a yound lady to be on this injection (they normally give it to ladies who have already had children)and that the possibility of me falling pregnant is minimal. I have not had my period since my first injection. I am now on Yasmin and holding thumbs! PLease ladies go and see your doctor. the more i read the messages on here the scarier its gets because i see i am not alone and some of you have been battling for years. Thats not very positive! thanks god bless

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Hi Bek
Using Depot will not make you permanently infertile but can make it difficult for you to conceive up to a year after stopping it. The way it works is that it basically stops the menstruation ( the build up of endometrial tissue in the womb), and it may take a few months for the body to build up a normal layer again that can sustain a pregnancy. Taking Yasmin may be a good way to get your body into a cycle again, but you will have to stop it about 3 months before your want to fall pregnant.

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