The birth control shot is an injection that prevents pregnancy for three months. The shot contains the hormone progestin and depending on the brand, can be administered at a doctor’s office or at home.
Depo-SubQ Provera 104
Depo-subQ Provera 104 is a shot that you inject subcutaneously (under the skin) into your stomach or upper thigh area every 12 to 14 weeks. This shot uses an active hormone, Medroxyprogesterone, which mimics the body’s natural hormones to avoid the growth and release of an egg. Depo-subQ Provera 104 also lowers the body’s hormones that are responsible for abnormal tissues, helping to treat the symptoms of endometriosis.
Our medical experts can help you decide whether the birth control shot is right for you. Get started by taking a quick health survey and request Depo-subQ Provera 104 as your preferred brand of birth control. Our team at Nurx can prescribe DepoSubQ Provera 104 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $285 without insurance.
Lunelle was a once-a-month combined estrogen and progestin hormone birth control injection delivered to the muscle of your upper arm, thigh, or buttocks. Lunelle was used to prevent pregnancy but did not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Although it was the first contraceptive hormonal injection in the United States, due to a voluntary recall in 2002, Lunelle is no longer available. We don’t currently carry this brand, but please reach out to our team with more questions or if you need help choosing an alternative birth-control method that fits your lifestyle.
Noristerat is a progestin-only injection used to prevent pregnancy. Noristerat is a short-term contraceptive method usually prescribed for women who are being immunized against rubella or whose partners are undergoing a vasectomy. It is ideal for women who may be allergic to estrogen contraceptives. Noristerat is injected into the muscle of the buttocks and lasts 8 weeks.