While most women have heard about the potential link between the birth control pill and unwanted weight gain, it may surprise you to learn that Lunelle, Depo Provera, and Norplant have also been associated with weight gain in some women.
Hormonal methods: The hormones in birth control pills, Depo Provera, and Norplant can cause changes in menstrual periods, changes in mood, weight gain, acne, and headaches.
Hormone-based birth control includes options such as oral contraceptives (better known as the Pill), Norplant implant, and the DepoProvera Contraceptive Injection.
In addition, once a woman stops using Depo Provera or Norplant, she may go many months before she begins ovulating again.
Implanted: Norplant is a long-acting hormonal form of birth control that is implanted under the skin of the upper arm.
Hormonal methods include birth control pills (oral contraceptives), Depo Provera injections, and Norplant.
These methods include Depo Provera, Norplant, the IUD, and tubal sterilization.