Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot in New York City
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is the birth control shot?
It’s 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Can any woman use Depo-Provera?
It’s okay for most women. But it’s not recommended for those who have:
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease
- Breast cancer
- Blood clots
Does the birth control shot have any health benefits?
The shot can help protect you from cancer of the uterus and ectopic pregnancy.
How long does the shot last?
The shot is temporary, so you can get pregnant after you stop using it if you want to. While the shot doesn’t change your ability to get pregnant in the long run, it can cause a delay of about 9-10 months in being able to get pregnant after stopping it.