Birth Control Shot Safety & Effectiveness

Learn how safe and effective a birth control shot is in this Howcast video.

Transcript

The shot is a highly effective form of birth control. It is an injection that's given into your arm or into your buttock, and it's usually administered by a physician or a nurse practitioner. This injection must be given once every 12 weeks to get the most benefit from this form of birth control. That means, as a patient, it is your responsibility to make sure that you get to your doctor or your nurse practitioner's office once every 12 weeks to get that injection.

If you get the injection on time, it is an excellent and highly effective form of birth control. As far as the safety profile, it is an excellent form of birth control, and it is very safe. It is excellent at preventing pregnancy, and the side effect profile of blood clot formation is minimized.

If used correctly, the Depo-Provera shot is a highly effective form of birth control, and it is safe. If you have any questions about using this form of birth control, you should give your doctor or your nurse practitioner a call and discuss this, especially if you think this is the best birth control option for you.

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