What is it?
The Shot is a hormonal method, which
means it alters your body’s hormonal cycle
to prevent pregnancy.
You go to your doctor or health clinic to
receive the shot, and you must be sure you
go every 10-13 weeks for a new shot, so it
does not wear off.
How Effective Is It?
If used perfectly: 99.7%
When you factor in human error: 97%
That means out of 100 couples that use only
the shot, in 1 year, 3 would get pregnant.
It offers NO PROTECTION AGAINST STDs.
How Does It Work?
The shot works by preventing a woman’s
ovaries from releasing an egg each month.
It also thickens the cervical mucus, helping
to keep sperm out of the uterus. Finally, it
causes the lining of the uterus to be thinner,
which inhibits implantation.
With the shot, there is nothing to remember
every day, only once every 10-13 weeks.
The shot can be used by women who
cannot take the hormone estrogen.
The shot can be used while breastfeeding.
The shot can cause irregular or late periods.
It offers NO STD PROTECTION.
If you have any side effects from the shot,
they will last for 12 weeks, until the shot
The shot can cause weight change,
depression, headaches, hair loss or hair
growth on face and body, nervousness and