The Shot


  • 97-99% effective.
  • Only 4 shots per year and forgettable between shots.
  • Private and hidden.
  • Initially, women have irregular—even heavier—periods. But after one year on the shot, more than 70% of women have light periods to no period at all.


  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or HIV.
  • Irregular bleeding patterns for the first few months.
  • Requires a visit to the clinic every 3 months to get the shot.

Who uses the shot?

People who don’t mind going to a clinic for a shot every 3 months and are not afraid of needles; people who want completely hidden BC. 

Where do you get the shot?

You can get the Depo shot at a clinic near you.

How effective is the shot?

The Depo shot is 97-99% effective. 

Does the shot offer STD protection?

NO. For STD protection use condoms with this method.