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11 Jan 2010

Is the injection safe?
I' ve been on Nordette for about 2 years now. The sister at my pharmacy told me about the injection that is given once every 3 months. I have a few concerns though, does the injection make you sterile? Can it be healthy to not get your period? What are the side effects? Does it make you pick up weight?
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01 Jan 0001

The injection does not make you sterile but there is along time period before fertility returns. It is fine not to have your period on the injection because it works by thinning the womb lining so there is nothing to bleed. Some women do gain weight.

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