righteouswind (righteouswind) wrote in vaginapagina,

Question About Depo Provera

Hello. There was something I wanted to hear some anecdotal evidence about. I get my Depo Provera injections in my ventrogluteal or dorsogluteal muscles. I've been on the medication for a couple of years now and have really loved it. I have always used condoms when I have had sex because I don't have a regular partner. Anyway, I am curious about something I read. I have read that sometimes Depo Provera is more likely to fail in people over two hundred pounds like myself because when standard 1.5 inch needles are used they don't reach the muscle. Because Depo is such a high dose contraceptive I would imagine this is mostly a theoretical risk and I wanted to know if there are any other ladies over 200 pounds who use Depo as their sole method of contraception (no condoms or other methods used concurrently) and have had regular intercourse and have not gotten pregnant. If there are enough women my size who are getting Depo injections intramuscularly in their glutes with 1.5 or smaller length needles and aren't getting pregnant, I'll assume the risk is mostly hypothetical. Thanks in advance for your help!
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