Contraception Reviews

Birth control shot vs Birth control patch

Birth control shot

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Overview

Rated 2.8

9 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.5

2 reviews

Weekly

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot


Birth control patch ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control patch

progestin

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Birth control shot reviews

9 reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


Birth control patch reviews

2 reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Jan 24

  •  Still using

I love how easy it is and how well it works


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Patch would not stay on. Caused rashes and skin scarred for weeks.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Jan 24

  •  Still using

I love how easy it is and how well it works


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Patch would not stay on. Caused rashes and skin scarred for weeks.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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