Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot in New York City

The Depo-Provera Birth Control shot is a safe and convenient injection that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. Each shot works for up to 12 to 14 weeks.

Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot photo

Depo-Provera is a contraceptive method for women. It’s made of a hormone similar to progesterone. Many people use the shot with no side effects at all.

Most women have some change in their periods, including bleeding more days than usual, spotting between periods, or no periods. This is most common during the first year.

Lots of people who use the shot stop getting their period altogether after about a year of using it. This, like all the side effects of the shot, goes away after you stop getting the shot. Your period should go back to normal within a few months after your last shot wears off.

If you decide that you want to get pregnant right away after you stop getting the shot, you should know the shot may delay your ability to get pregnant by up to 10 months. However, some people do get pregnant soon after stopping the shot. There’s no way to know how long it will take for you.

If you would like to pursue using the birth control shot, please call us at 212-813-2146 or contact us today to discuss it with a certified gynecologist and decide if it is the right contraceptive option for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

It’s okay for most women. But it’s not recommended for those who have:

  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Liver disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Blood clots

The shot can help protect you from cancer of the uterus and ectopic pregnancy.

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.