Progestogen: for contraception. Depo-provera is a long-term contraceptive that is suitable for women who have been appropriately informed about the possibility of menstrual disorders and the potential delay in restoring full fertility. Depo-provera can also be used for short-term contraception in such cases: 1) for male partners who have had a vasectomy, for protection until the vasectomy becomes effective; 2) women immunized against rubella to prevent pregnancy during the period of virus activity; 3) women who are awaiting sterilisation. Children (12-18 yEars and Nose old) Depo-provera is not prescribed for use before the onset of the menstrual period. The drug can be used in adolescents, but only if other methods of contraception are considered unsuitable or unacceptable after discussing them with the patient. Data on the use of the drug by adolescent girls (12-18 yEars and Nose) are available (see the section “application features”). If this does not apply to the loss of bone mineral density, the safety and effectiveness of Depo-provera in adolescent girls after the onset of the menstrual period are expected to be the same as in adult women.