What is the shot?

The shot is a long-acting form of birth control.  It only uses progesterone and does not contain estrogen.  It is given every 13 weeks.

Who uses the shot?

People who are not afraid of getting shots and are willing to visit the clinic every three months for their shot. People who want to have a birth control method that’s ‘invisible.’

How do I use the shot?

The shot is given every 13 weeks by your health care provider.

Where do I get the shot?

You can get the shot at your local family planning clinic.

How effective is the shot?

The shot is 99% effective when given as directed.

Does the shot protect against STDs?

The shot does not protect against STDs. For STD protection, you should use a condom every time you have sex.

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