Contraception Reviews

Birth control shot vs Spermicide

Birth control shot

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Overview

Rated 2.9

13 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 0.0

0 reviews

Before sex

Frequency

79% - 86%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot

Spermicide ingredients

Nonoxynol-9 is the main active ingredient in spermicide. It works by helping to block the cervix and slow down sperm so they can't and fertilize an egg.

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

13 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Made me very moody for the first month. Also seems to be concerning long term side effects.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Apr 24

  •  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 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Made me very moody for the first month. Also seems to be concerning long term side effects.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Apr 24

  •  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


Spermicide reviews

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