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Depo-Provera® use does not appear to increase fracture risk

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Study results published in Obstetrics and Gynaecology demonstrates that the use of Depo-Provera® (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate), a long-term contraceptive agent, does not appear to increase fracture risk.(1)
Whilst the use of Depo-Provera® reduces serum oestrogen levels and is associated with significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD), this study shows that it does not appear to have an effect on fracture risk.(1,2)   

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