Weight gain, although a very common concern, is typically not a side effect of the pill, the patch, ring, implant or IUD. Some women, but not most, may gain weight while using the Depo-Provera shot. These are all prescription methods, so it is important for you to talk to your doctor about any side effects or weight gain when starting or while using a new or different method.

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