Learn what is the DMPA Shot birth control method
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Melanie Raposo: Hi! Everybody I am Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. The Depo-Provera birth control shot is similar to the pill and that it releases progestin, to prevent ovulation. The shot is given through an injection to the butt or arms every 12 weeks. The birth control shot is about 97-99% effective, it can also, offer some protection against cancer of the uterine lining. Side effects include fewer or lighter periods or heavier period and increase spotting in between. Someone would find that their periods even stop altogether. It an take up to a year for your period to return after you stop receiving the shots. Other side effects include headaches, nausea and sour breast to name a few. To learn about, other methods of birth control visit thepregnancyshow.com.