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BIRTH CONTROL - THE SHOT
 

THE SHOT (depo-provera)

Abortion Clinic RU486 What is "the shot"?
Abortion Clinic RU486 How does the Shot work?
Abortion Clinic RU486 How effective is the Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 Am I a good candidate for the Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 Are there any reasons why I shouldn't use the Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 What are the common side effects of the Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 What are the benefits of the Shot? 
Abortion Clinic RU486 When can I start taking the Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 What If I am late for my next Shot?
Abortion Clinic RU486 Are there any warning signs I should look out for once I start the Shot?
 
What is "the Shot"?
Depo-Provera is a progestin-only injectable form of birth control given by your health care provider every 3 months.  It is injected into either your upper arm or buttocks.  The next shot should be scheduled in 12 weeks-this gives you a week or two of flexibility if you are unable to keep that appointment.
 
How does the Shot work?
It prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary).  It thickens the mucus around the cervix  preventing sperm from entering the cervix and alters the lining of the womb to inhibit implantation of the pregnancy.
 
How effective is the Shot?
Depo-Provera is more than 99% effective.  Of every 1,000 women who use this method, 3 will become pregnant during first year of use.  This is one of the most effective forms of birth control.
 
Am I a good candidate for the Shot?
Depo-Provera 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.
 
Are there any reasons why I shouldn't use the Shot?
Most women of any age needing birth control can use Depo-Provera.  A woman should not use the shot if she has history of:
Abortion Clinic RU486 active liver disease
Abortion Clinic RU486 current or past history of breast cancer
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* The final decision is between you and your doctor.
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