Bad news, ladies on Depo Provera: your birth control may be impairing your memory. Bad news, ladies who are not on Depo Provera: you may actually be on Depo Provera, but you don't remember.
As if the AIDS crisis in Africa wasn't bad enough, scientists now believe that a birth control method that's popular in the eastern and southern parts of the continent is increasing women's HIV risk. A major peer-reviewed study found that women who get a hormone shot every three months double their risk of becoming…
New research shows that women taking the birth control shot known as DMPA gained an average of 11 pounds over three years, but once they switched to nonhormonal contraception they began to lose the weight.