Weight gain after birth-control shot may last

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who quickly put on pounds after starting birth-control injections seem to be at risk of significant long-term weight gain, a new study suggests.
The findings, say researchers, should help clarify which women are likely to see unhealthy weight changes with the contraceptive, called depot medroxyprogesterone (DMPA) — better known by the brand-name Depo Provera. [Read Article]