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All about the Birth Control Shot
The Birth Control Shot has a hormone in it to keep
The shot has a hormone that keeps the woman's eggs from leaving
|You need a shot every 12 weeks.||
How does the Birth Control Shot work?
You must go to a health care provider to get the shot. This
If the first shot is given by the fifth day of your period, it
The shot keeps working for 12 weeks. You must go back to
How is the Shot given?
A health care provider gives you the shot
Your Family PACT provider can help
How well does the Shot work?
The shot works very well to prevent
Only about 6 women out of 100 who
What do some women like about
A health care provider gives you the shot in the hip or arm.
What do some women dislike about it?
|What about side effects of the |
All women who use the shot have a
Most women stop having periods after
There are other side effects with the shot:
Some side effects may not go away until
If you have any problems, talk to your Family
What if I am late for my next Shot?
If you are 3 or more weeks late for your
If you are late for your shot and have had
Are there any other problems?
If you want to get pregnant after you quit
Women who use the shot for a long time
Women who are breastfeeding can have the
It may not be safe for all women.
Talk to your Family PACT provider about any
Also tell your provider if you have migraine
Watch for these warning signs.
Call your provider right away if you have:
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