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Male given the Depo provera medication
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loverboy78 posted:
I was put on depo=provera when I was 15 and they the doctors said it was used to treat my depression. iwant to know in long term use can it cause inertility in male. And i also want to know if the effects of the medication is reversable

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amyaalc responded:
Interesting. Depo-provera is used as a birth control in women so giving to a young male is new to me but depression is not my area so I'll have to do some research. The hormone used is progesterone so it will low male fertility if given by lowering your testosterone levels which are needed for sperm production. You need to seek the attention of an urologist with male infertility training to see if you can get your hormone levels back in check for a male you age. HCG can be given to men to restart their natural testosterone production and try to rebalance their hormone levels. I think you should have some options in returning your fertility if you find the right doctor. You can start with an urologist and if not getting the help needed check with an endocrinologist.


Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal


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