About Depo-Provera

Health educator Minerva Cano's talks all about Depo-Provera, a birth control shot that offers many benefits for women who use it. Find out more about it from this video.
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About Depo-Provera

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Depo-Provera is another form of birth control. It is very popular with teens because they don't have to remember to take a pill or change the patch or put in the nuvaring. What it does is basically they have to go to their healthcare provider or to their doctor and they get a shot. That shot stays in their body for 12 weeks and keeps on working, preventing pregnancy. It does not protect against STDs so a condom still has to be used. If someone has intercourse with somebody, they need to protect against the STDs and sexually transmitted infections. Some people really like this particular method because, as I said before, they don't have to think about it. And that's what the Depo shot is.

Health educator Minerva Cano's talks all about Depo-Provera, a birth control shot that offers many benefits for women who use it. Find out more about it from this video.

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Minerva Cano

Health Educator

Minerva Cano has served as a Health Educator in the Parent and Adult Program at Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles since 2010. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Minerva directed an elementary school family resource center for 10 years. There she helped families obtain the necessary resources for their chlidren to excel in school. 

As a mother of two, Minerva understands the importance of parent-child communication, particularly in the area of sexuality, puberty and relationships. As a memeber of Planned Parenthood's Parent and Adult Health Education team, Minerva and her colleagues work every day to help parents gain the knowledge and confidence they need to engage their children in these important converstations. Through presentations in homes, schools, churches, temples and community oraginizations parents are taught how to answer their children's questions openly and honestly. 
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