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if you are talking about depo-its not too effective. i know several pepole-including myself-who got pregnant while taking it

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Q: How effective is the 6 month birth control shot?
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What is the purpose of a birth control shot?

The birth control shot is a very effective form of birth control. The hormone progesterone in the birth control shot works by preventing ovulation. The shot is given in the arm or the buttocks every three months. There is a chance of pregnancy if you wait over three months for your next shot.


How long does birth control month to month shot stay in system?

For a month and maybe a few days.


Is the birth control patch as effective as Depo-Provera?

No, the patch is less effective than the shot.


How long should you be off the birth control pill before getting the depo shot?

You can get the first Depo Provera shot when you are on the birth control. It will become effective immediately, and you'll be able to stop the birth control pill at that time.


Do stool softeners make the birth control pills or shot less effective?

No stool softeners don't effect hormonal birth control.


Which are effective methods of contraception?

Condoms and birth control pill combined or condoms and the shot combined.


Can the birth control shot stop you from having kids after the shot is out of your system?

You have to renew it every third month so no. It's not forever lasting.


Can you get pregnant being off the shot for a month?

Anything is possible. You can get pregnant on birth control. So being off it a month..of course its possible.


Is it safe to have intercourse without protection after getting the birth control shot and not get pregnant?

No birth control is 100% effective, and there is always the risk of sexually transmitted disease. With that in mind, you have to decide what is 'safe' for you.


What does it mean when you get your period twice in one month while on birth control?

I HOPE YOU ARE NOT ON THE SHOT! I BLED FOR 6 MONTHS ON THE SHOT, AND A FRIEND OF MINE DID THE SAME THINGBUTTHE HORMONE IN THE BIRTH CONTROL COULD EITHER BE TO HIGH OR NOT HIGH ENOUGH


Is it possible to bleed everyday for more than a month after your first Depo shot?

* I suppose anything is possible, but I had a co-worker who was receiving some form a birth control shot and she bled for about a month.


Which is stronger the pill or the shot?

The birth control pill and shot can't be compared in terms of "strength," as they contain different ingredients. The shot is more effective as it's harder to goof up.


If you have 1 month left in your birth control shot can you still get pregnant?

well maybe in depends on how long its going to be to get the baby out


Do smoking cigarettes stop the birth control shot from being as effective?

No, but it increases your risk of high blood pressure and heart trouble.


How much estrogen in depoprovera birth control shot?

There is no estrogen in Depo Provera. It contains only progestin. The 3-month shot contains 150 mg of depot-medroxyprogesterone.


What is the method of birth control in which you prevent eggs from being released from the body each month?

The hormonal methods prevent ovulation. These include the birth control pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, and hormonal IUD.


What are the chances of getting pregnant while using condoms or birth control pills or the shot?

It can still happen, although the chances are fairly low. If you are using the birth control correctly, it is anywhere between 95-99% effective.


You cumed in a girl while she was on the birth control shot?

If she was on birth control you should not have much to worry about.


Can you get pregnant off your birth control shot?

no


Which of all birth control methods are partially effective?

The ONLY birth control that is 100% affective is abstinece. But, if you get on a pill, shot, or IUD AND use condoms, you are much less likely to become pregnant. There are several different ways to avoid it.


Can you get pregnant if you switched from taking the shot to birth control pills but no longer take the birth control pills?

If you were on the shot but you switched to taking birth control pills, but you do not take the birth control pills anymore, you have a high chance of pregnancy if you have been having unprotected intercourse. All the active hormones from the birth control will have little or no effect after 3 days of not taking birth control.


Does getting the shot for birth control make your hips spread?

Getting "the shot" or Depo-Provera for birth control can increase your appetite, which can cause weight gain.


What is the name of the 6 month birth control shot?

Depo shot I believe, but don't do it. Every single person I know that used it has gained tons of weight and kept gaining till they quit


How long dies the birth control shot take to clear your system?

It can take anywhere from 1 month to 18 months....so my doctor says :/


What is depoprovara?

It's the medication in the birth control shot.