Using an injected contraceptive means you don’t have to remember a pill every day. It also means that you have to schedule a trip to the doctor’s office when needed.
There are two major types of injected birth control shots.
Depo-Provera, sometimes also called DMPA, is a four times a year shot.
Depo subq Provera 104 is a lower dose of the same hormone that is in Depo-Provera. Depo-subq is also a four times a year shot.
Both Depo-Provera and depo-subQ provera 104 are progestin-only shots, and as such, contain no estrogen.
Lunelle was a birth control shot that was offered each month that contained estrogen and progestin; however, it has been discontinued.
Although a birth control shot projects you from becoming pregnant it does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. For projection against STDs and HIV you and your partner would need to use condoms. For further precautions you should try to know your partner’s sexual history and make you own decisions on how protected you want to be.
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