The Shot

What it is: A shot that prevents pregnancy.

How to use it: Get the shot every 3 months or 12 weeks.

Side effects

Changes in menstrual period:

Periods can become unpredictable

Can have prolonged spotting

Longer or shorter periods

After 12 months, period may stop completely.

Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness. Possible weight gain.


You get the shot every 3 months.

Periods may stop.

You can use this method without others knowing.

Cons: Period changes.

Possible weight gain.