Is there a birth control shot that lasts 5 years?
Posted Fri May 08, 2015 01:38 PM
All the info I've seen says depo shots only last 12 weeks at a time and that you might want to stop using it after 5 years so that your body can sort of reset itself. So is she misinformed or am I? She says has paperwork that proves it too, I haven't seen it yet but she told me she's planning on finishing college and she's heavily into athletics so it's not like she'd be lying. If anything her getting pregnant would fuck up her plans. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Posted Fri May 08, 2015 06:06 PM
If she has the injection during the first five days of her cycle, she will be immediately protected against becoming pregnant. If she has the injection on any other day of her cycle, she will not be protected against pregnancy for up to seven days. Use condoms or another method of contraception during this time. Doctors recommend only taking the injection for five years a time as it can take upto one year for her fertility to return to normal after the injection wears off, and a risk of not returning to full fertility after five years continuous use.
It maybe worth to note, the injection does have certain side effects. Which she would of got information about when she received it, such as periods may become more irregular or longer, or stop altogether (amenorrhoea). Treatment is available if her bleeding is heavy or longer than normal – talk to your doctor or nurse about this.
Hope this helps!
This post has been edited by Kurse: Fri May 08, 2015 06:07 PM
Posted Fri May 08, 2015 06:47 PM
That depot, i've read about is planted under the skin.. I hope, this helps..
This post has been edited by Shade666: Fri May 08, 2015 06:49 PM
Posted Sat May 09, 2015 02:50 AM
You can have it taken out whenever you chose if you want obviously not 100% nothing is.
A few things about it, Some women (me included) never have another period while on it, Others actually bleed for longer and heavier so something to consider.
Also she will have a large bruise on her arm for a good 2-3 weeks after having it on and taken out plus it bandaged to stop infection
For me however I got pregnant with it in but then again I have with all contraceptives lol
Posted Sat May 09, 2015 03:51 PM
Posted Sat May 09, 2015 07:27 PM
From the OP post, it seems like his girlfriend is on about the Depo-Provera injection and not the implant, which are two completely different contraceptive methods, both of which you can also get in the UK. The information contained in my post if this is the case is correct.
This post has been edited by Kurse: Sat May 09, 2015 07:31 PM
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Posted Fri May 15, 2015 07:45 AM
The implant is a good idea.
Posted Fri May 15, 2015 07:44 PM
The shot does have a failure rate , teaming is with say a spermicidal foam might be a prudent precaution .
No one wants a kid named Oops ................
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