What is the shot?
The shot, also known as Depo-Provera, is birth control in the form of a hormone shot. It is effective at helping prevent pregnancy, and must be given once every three months by your doctor.
How does it work?
The shot contains a hormone called progestin that prevents a woman’s ovaries from releasing its eggs. It also thickens the substances within a woman’s cervix to block sperm from entering.
How effective is it?
The shot is incredibly effective in preventing pregnancy (94-99%) – IF it is taken consistently every three months.
Where can I find it?
The shot can be found in most health clinics, so talk to your doctor for information on how you can begin using the Depo-Provera shot.
If you are sexually active, make sure that you are protecting yourself with some form of birth control.
Check out The Bedsider for more information on the shot and other methods. If you need birth control, or to speak with a physician, visit our website for help locating a Mississippi clinic near you: http://www.factnotfictionms.com/clinics.