Contraception Reviews

Birth control shot vs Sterilization

Birth control shot

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Overview

Rated 3.0

17 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 0.0

0 reviews

Permanent

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Permanent

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot

Sterilization ingredients

Plastic or titanium clamps or silicone ring may be used to block the fallopian tubes.

What Lowdown reviewers say

Mood

41% somewhat negative

Bleeds

35% stopped periods

Sex drive

41% lost sex drive

Weight

53% gained weight

Skin

41% no impact on skin

Cycle return

33% in 3-6 months

Mood

Not enough data to say

Bleeds

Not enough data to say

Sex drive

Not enough data to say

Weight

Not enough data to say

Skin

Not enough data to say

Cycle return

Not enough data to 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

17 reviews

Birth control shot  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Depo-Provera shot  

Depo Provera stopped my periods completely. After being on it for more than a year, I can’t fit into my favorite belt that I easily could a year ago. Mind you, last year I was more sedentary — this year I’ve been training for 5Ks. That’s how much weight I’ve gained on Depo.

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Birth control shot  

Moody


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
38 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Depo-Provera shot  

I never had any real big side affects when I was on depo over a decade ago but now that I'm older and went back on it, the breast tenderness (only 1) and slight discharge is becoming nearly unbearable. It happens about 3-5days after getting the shot and lasts 4-7days. I gotta decide if this is worth it.


Somewhat negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Depo-Provera shot  

Depo Provera stopped my periods completely. After being on it for more than a year, I can’t fit into my favorite belt that I easily could a year ago. Mind you, last year I was more sedentary — this year I’ve been training for 5Ks. That’s how much weight I’ve gained on Depo.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Birth control shot  

Moody


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Birth control shot  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
38 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Depo-Provera shot  

I never had any real big side affects when I was on depo over a decade ago but now that I'm older and went back on it, the breast tenderness (only 1) and slight discharge is becoming nearly unbearable. It happens about 3-5days after getting the shot and lasts 4-7days. I gotta decide if this is worth it.


Somewhat negative mood

0 helpful

0 comments


Sterilization reviews

0 reviews

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