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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Depo Provera Awareness

This is the start of my crusade against the contraceptive drug known as Depo Provera (also known as medroxyprogesterone acetate). As of right now, I will just have a brief summary as to topics I will be touching on as far as how this drug effects women's health.
In the upcoming posts, I intend to apply the following results:
  1. Depo Provera pros and cons
  2. History of Depo Provera and the struggle for approval in the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
  3. The connection between Depo Provera and cancer in women
  4. The experimental period (which lasted 20 years)
  5. Why some countries still have not approved Depo Provera
As a 2 time survivor of cervical cancer, it is my belief that this drug has caused numerous health problems in women globally. It is a theory that I have had since I was first diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and have continued to have problems since.
I sincerely hope that the posts listed above will be followed and help to inform other women about the real risks associated with the contraceptive injection.
The first post will begin tomorrow and hopefully, if all goes well, the others will follow 1 per day after that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too suffered from this type of cancer and I too used Depo for several years as well as when I tried to concieve after 10 years was unable to.