Contraception: Depo Provera (The Shot) ( (Almost 100% effective.,…
An injection that is given every 12 weeks.
Depo Provera is 97% effective. This means three out of 100 women will get pregnant each year.
If you have your injections on time (every 12 weeks) it can be more than 99% effective.
Most women (70%) will have no periods after four injections. This is safe.
Natural fertility can take some time to return to normal. On average this will be six months but it can take up to one year.
If you get pregnant while using Depo Provera, and decide to continue with your pregnancy, the chance of having an abnormal baby is not increased.
Almost all women can use Depo Provera, even women who cannot use the combined contraceptive pill.
Women who have had cancer are advised not to use Depo Provera.
Once you have had an injection of Depo Provera, it lasts at least 12 weeks which can be a nuisance if you experience a side effect.
Some women have irregular or prolonged bleeding. This is more common on first starting to use Depo Provera and often improves with time
Almost 100% effective.
Lasts for 12 weeks.
No daily pill taking.
Doesn’t interfere with sexual intercourse.
No one else needs to know you are using it.
Reduces the risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb) by 80%.
Helps women who have heavy or painful periods.