The shot, also known as Depo-Provera, is birth control in the form of a hormone shot. It is effective at helping prevent pregnancy, and must be given once every three months by your doctor.
The shot contains a hormone called progestin that prevents a woman’s ovaries from releasing its eggs. It also thickens the substances within a woman’s cervix to block sperm from entering.
The shot is incredibly effective in preventing pregnancy (94-99%) – IF it is taken consistently every three months
The shot can be found in most health clinics, so talk to your doctor for information on how you can begin using the Depo-Provera shot.
If you are sexually active, make sure that you are protecting yourself with some form of birth control.