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Birth Control Shot

Can I Take the Birth Control Shot Early?

Although the best timing for birth control shots is once every 12 to 14 weeks, you can safely get the birth control shot up to two weeks early, or 10 weeks after your last injection. If you are having trouble with scheduling your next shot, it’s better to…

How Often Do I Need to Inject the Birth Control Shot?

The birth control shot, or Depo-subQ Provera 104, is an injectable birth control method that you receive every 12-13 weeks. Failing to get your shots on time can lower the effectiveness. You can go to a health care provider to receive the shot every 12-13 weeks, or…

What Are the Advantages of the Birth Control Shot?

The birth control shot is an easy, convenient, and effective method of birth control that you only have to get every 12-13 weeks. It can also provide benefits such as reducing pain during periods, making your periods lighter and can help treat symptoms of endometriosis. Women who have…

How Effective Is the Birth Control Shot?

The birth control shot, Depo-subQ Provera 104, is approximately 94% effective in regular use. Its efficacy increases if you stay current on your shot schedule. You can go to a healthcare provider to get your injections every three months, or you can give yourself a shot at…

What Is the Male Birth Control Shot?

Currently, there is no male birth control shot available. Studies for an injectable form of male birth control have found promising results. For now, men have a few other birth control options they can consider. Male Birth Control Research The World Health Organization commissioned a study to determine…

How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant After Stopping the Birth Control Shot?

It usually takes at least a few months for your fertility to return after stopping the birth control shot. Women who have been using the shot for a year or more may have to wait longer until they are able to conceive. Earliest Chance to Conceive It’s…

How Do I Stop the Birth Control Shot?

When you decide to stop the birth control shot simply don’t get your next scheduled injection.  If you’ve received a prescription for the birth control shot, it will likely cover your injections for one year. Since the shot is given every 12 to 14 weeks, most prescriptions include …

How Do I Start the Birth Control Shot?

You can start the birth control shot, also called Depo-Provera or Depo-SubQ Provera 104, as soon as you receive a prescription from your health care provider. This birth control option uses Medroxyprogesterone, a hormone that mimics what your body produces naturally, to prevent the release of an…

What Can I Expect During the First Year of Using the Birth Control Shot?

Depo-subQ Provera 104 (the birth control shot) is an injection that is used to prevent pregnancy. The shot contains progestin, an active hormone which helps stop a woman’s egg from being released for possible fertilization. During the first year of using Depo-subQ Provera 104, you can expect…

What Is the Birth Control Shot?

The birth control shot, also known as Depo-subQ Provera 104, is a contraceptive injection that is used to prevent pregnancy. The shot uses progestin, an active hormone, to help stop the growth and release of an egg. Injections The shot should be injected during the first five…

What Are the Side Effects of the Birth Control Shot?

As with most forms of hormonal birth control, the birth control shot may lead to some minor side effects. In addition, it may affect bone growth. Serious side effects are possible but very rare. Minor Side Effects Changes in your period are the most likely side effect to…

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