Birth Control: DMPA Shot

The Depo-Provera birth control shot is like the pill and uses progestin to prevent ovulation. The shot is given through an injection to the butt or arms every 12 weeks. The birth control shot is about 97% to 99.7% effective and also offers some protection against cancer of the uterine lining.

Side effects include fewer and lighter periods or longer and heavier periods as well as increased spotting in between. Many women find that after using DMPA for a year or more, their periods even stop completely. It can take up to a year for your period to return once you stop receiving the shots. Other side effects include headaches, nausea and sore breasts to name a few.

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