The Shot: Birth Control 101
the shot aka depo provera (or just depo) is just what it sounds like: an injection (like the needle kind) that keeps you from getting pregnant. it uses a hormone to prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs and also helps your body block sperm. the shot is safe for most women but may have some side effects like spotting weight gain or headaches. it does not protect against stis so remember to use a condom every single time. unlike most other birth control once you've gotten your shot you are set for a full 3 months. there's nothing to remember and no one can tell you are on it. plus the shot may make your period shorter and lighter and there's even a chance you'll get no period at all. get free or low cost birth control at a nearby the right time health center in missouri. no insurance no problem. visit therighttime.org for more information.
Everything you need to know about the shot in less than a minute.
The shot prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones that prevent ovulation and block sperm from getting to the egg. Once you get it, you are set for three months, there’s nothing you need to remember, and no one can tell that you are on it.
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