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Birth control shot vs Cap or diaphragm

Birth control shot

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Overview

Rated 3.0

12 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 5.0

1 reviews

Before sex

Frequency

71% - 94%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot

Cap or diaphragm ingredients

A birth control diaphragm or cap is a reusable barrier method of birth control that is inserted into the vagina before sex. It is covered in spermicide (a gel that kills sperm) and prevents pregnancy by covering the cervix so sperm can’t get into the womb. There are a few things that can make the diaphragm or cap less effective. These include if it doesn't fit properly
you remove it too early
it is damaged
you forget to use spermicide
or it is used with other oil-based products. If these things happen you may need to use emergency birth control.

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

There are no benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this birth control

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Birth control shot reviews

12 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Unsure about depo considering switching too pill.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  15th Mar 24

  •  Still using

It’s not for me gave me lots of acne and constant mood swings.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
33 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th Mar 24

  •  Still using

It's fine


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Unsure about depo considering switching too pill.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  15th Mar 24

  •  Still using

It’s not for me gave me lots of acne and constant mood swings.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
33 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th Mar 24

  •  Still using

It's fine


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


Cap or diaphragm reviews

1 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Sep 23

  •  Still using

My very favorite thing about the Caya is that there really are no side effects. I am not putting anything into my body that is changing the way my body functions- I put it in, leave it in a while, and then I remove it. No hormones, nothing! I’ve been advised that while the Caya can be 80+% effective when used correctly, it’s best to use it with spermicide and condoms. It is tricky to insert the first few times but super easy to remove and I quickly got the hang of a quick and easy insertion! I did find it really difficult to find a pharmacy that sold the Caya (I guess they aren’t as popular now)- but all in all, it’s been fantastic so far! I love that my body gets to function as it normally would but that the Caya helps prevent pregnancy


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Sep 23

  •  Still using

My very favorite thing about the Caya is that there really are no side effects. I am not putting anything into my body that is changing the way my body functions- I put it in, leave it in a while, and then I remove it. No hormones, nothing! I’ve been advised that while the Caya can be 80+% effective when used correctly, it’s best to use it with spermicide and condoms. It is tricky to insert the first few times but super easy to remove and I quickly got the hang of a quick and easy insertion! I did find it really difficult to find a pharmacy that sold the Caya (I guess they aren’t as popular now)- but all in all, it’s been fantastic so far! I love that my body gets to function as it normally would but that the Caya helps prevent pregnancy


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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