3ml bottle of Depo-Provera slow-release contraceptive, 1979-1981.

Image number: 10284379

3ml bottle of Depo-Provera slow-release contraceptive, 1979-1981.

Depo-Provera contains a hormone similar to the body's natural progesterone. Like other hormonal birth control methods, including the Pill, Depo-Provera causes a resting state in the ovaries, preventing an egg from being released each month so that a woman cannot become pregnant. It is administered by injection every three months. These examples were prepared by Upjohn Ltd, in Crawley, Sussex.

Image number:
10284379
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
29 October 2003 13:23
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Science Museum