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This method is given as a shot (injection) every 3 months. If you want to get pregnant, you can stop using this at any time.

A shot of a progestin hormone, either in the muscle or under the skin.

  • The shot stops the ovaries from releasing eggs
  • It also thickens the cervical mucus, which keeps the sperm from getting to the egg.

How To Use

You need one shot every 3 months from a healthcare provider.

Side Effects

Some Side Effects

  • Loss of bone density
  • Irregular bleeding or bleeding between periods
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal discomfort

Some Less Common Risks

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • It is rare, but some women will have blood clots.


Does it protect me from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?


Other Contraceptive Options