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Birth control shot vs Vasectomy

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 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

Vasectomy ingredients

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure to cut or seal the tubes that carry a man’s sperm. It prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm getting into a man’s semen which is then ejaculated during sexual intercourse.

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
  •  3 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
  •  3 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


Vasectomy reviews

0 reviews

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