So i got the depo shot,but im confused on how it can work if you still get your period?Because getting your period means that your ovulating,isnt that what birth control prevents?
24 Jul 2013
Getting your period doesnt necessarily mean you are ovulating. People on birth control pills do not ovulate but they take a week of inactive pills so that they get "withdrawal bleeding" The uterus builds a lining each month in preparation for a fertilized egg and when the egg is released, hormones signal whether or not there was fertilization, this is what causes the lining to shed, hormone changes. With Depo Provera, you wont ovulate and you may or may not build up a lining. Many women's periods stop after a few injections. It suppresses the hormones that stimulate the release of an egg and eventually block the uterine lining from building. This is as simple as I can explain it. It all comes down to different hormonal changes that signal your reproductive system. It changes those signals and this prevents pregnancy.
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