is worth considering if you want long
term contraception without following
a daily routine. Since protection
is maintained from a shot every 3
months, it allows for sexual spontaneity.
It may also be a good choice for you
if you cannot remember take a pill
everyday or if you cannot use birth
control containing estrogen (i.e.
you are over 35 and a smoker or have
a history of blood clots. ) It is
also a good choice if you do NOT plan
to become pregnant in the near future
and want a reliable form of birth
control other than the pill. The
shot does not protect from sexually
transmitted diseases particularly
HIV. If this is a concern you should
use a condom as well.